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Individuals are receiving the attached letter.  The letter circulating falsely claims the Department of Homeland Security will mobilize the National Guard to enforce a national quarantine. 

 

The Department of Homeland Security does not have the authority to mobilize the National Guard as described in the graphic.  Additionally, there is no discussion of a nation-wide quarantine.

 

You may see National Guard men and women working in your communities. There are 72 Guardsmen on State Active Duty status currently supporting the COVID-19 response conducting warehouse operations, commodity distribution, planning, access control, mailroom support, and manning the State Emergency Operations Center with interagency partners.

 

Members of the Kansas National Guard live, work and raise families in the communities they serve. It truly is neighbors helping neighbors. Any help you can provide in dispelling unfounded rumors would be helpful to all of us as we battle COVID-19 together.

 

Please help us to stop this rumor.  We are currently messaging it on all of our social media platforms but we need the media's help to reach a wider audience.

 

We have created the hashtag #KSRumorWatch.  If people have questions about whether something is legitimate or not they can reach out to us there and we will get an answer via official channels for them.

 

We are also using #SpreadFactsNotFear and #StoptheRumors

NEWS

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Pleasanton to be FSCC trade school location

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State withdraws plea offer on Martin case

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SPORTS

Young ‘Hawks meet varsity tempo in opening loss

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COMMUNITY

Tuggle hosts platoon members at reunion

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Shop in Mantey offers variety

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Mi Ranchito Café to open in Garrett’s BBQ location

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