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False Information of Potential Coronavirus Outbreak in City of Carson

###CARSON (Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020) – Please be aware that a letter being circulated in the about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) outbreak in Carson is fake and not issued by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) nor the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health).

All accurate information is available on the Public Health website at Accurate information will always be distributed officially by County Public Health through their official channels in the form of a press release and will be available on their website.

“Everyone is watching with great concern how the coronavirus is wreaking havoc in China and other parts of the world, with some cases having been reported in the United States. My thoughts and prayers are with those stricken with this illness. But it is criminal that a racist perpetrator is trying to instigate division in Carson’s multi-cultural diversity by falsely disseminating fabricated news of a coronavirus outbreak in Carson’s Asian community. There is absolutely no truth whatsoever to anything in the social media reports regarding the coronavirus being in Carson – nothing, zilch, nada,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles.

Robles added, “Our residents and businesses should rest assured that we are in regular communication with the CDC and County Public Health Department and will notify our community immediately upon any showing of the coronavirus in Carson.”

For more information about the 2019 novel coronavirus, please visit the CDC website at or call 2-1-1

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Carson, CA 90745
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