Coronavirus hotline set up for Moore County to stop ‘baseless rumors,’ sheriff says


CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — Moore County authorities have set up a hotline to stop the spread of “baseless rumors” about COVID-19, the sheriff announced Sunday.

Sheriff Ronnie Fields released a statement in which he addressed some information about a lockdown.

“I want to assure you that as of today, there has been no credible information of any further closures or personal quarantine,” Fields said in the news release.

He said that if there was any plans for more closures or quarantines, he would share the information with Moore County residents.

“At this time, it is imperative that we not spread baseless rumors about COVID-19,” Fields said.

As of Sunday, there are two COVID-19 cases in Moore County, state officials said.

Fields also warned about scams involving the coronavirus.

“Unfortunately there will be people that will attempt to take advantage of you and this situation,” he said in the news release.

The Moore County Government Covid-19 Information Hotline can be reached at 910-947-4509 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

“Be informed and base conversations on fact,” Fields said in the release. “Together, we can and will get through this.”

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