Georgia Nationwide Guard tweeted that it was not true again in April, and it is nonetheless not true now
MACON, Ga. — A flyer has been circulating round Central Georgia and on-line in regards to the president evoking a federal regulation to order a two-week obligatory quarantine. It even has the Nationwide Guard’s brand on it.
This flyer has began circulating but once more. First, we noticed it again round April of final yr. Now, we’re seeing it once more, however is it actual? We got down to confirm.
The flyer claims that the Division of Homeland Safety is mobilizing the Nationwide Guard. It says the president will use the “Stafford Act” and can order a two-week obligatory quarantine for the entire nation. The flyer says which means all companies might be closed.
The letter additionally claims that the navy and first responders will be a part of Guard members to guard towards looters and rioters. It encourages folks to remain house and “refill” on important gadgets to final them two weeks, however all of that is not obligatory as a result of this flyer is FALSE.
The Georgia Nationwide Guard tweeted that that letter circulating is a hoax, saying it was false in April, and it is nonetheless false now.
“As you stated, it has been occurring since March or April, so we’re virtually again at March and April once more. No person has seen Humvees, making them keep in the home. None of us in uniforms are standing out right here pointing at folks, saying ‘You bought to place your masks on, we’ll arrest you.’ None of these issues have occurred. I will inform you in the identical means they stated virtually a yr in the past when it did not occur, they’re saying it once more, it is not going to occur,” stated Lt. Col. Pervis Brown with the Georgia Nationwide Guard.
The identical flyer can also be going across the nation this week. On Tuesday, the Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Texas nationwide guards reiterated the letter is faux, and even when this declare was true, the Stafford Act itself makes no point out of a nationwide quarantine, shutdown, or lockdown. Our Nationwide Confirm Staff confirmed that again in March. The act is geared in the direction of catastrophe reduction.
One other enjoyable reality in regards to the Stafford Act is that it is used pretty usually. In line with a 2017 Congressional Research Service report, it is used almost 36 instances a yr. President Trump authorised emergency declarations underneath the Title V of the Stafford Act most not too long ago after the Nashville Bombing on Christmas Day and again this week in D.C. after the Capitol Attack for safety during President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Georgia Nationwide Guard added of their tweet to make sure to all the time get your information from trusted sources and to not imagine the whole lot you see on the web.