False info being circulated on social media about Medina County COVID cases

Medina County officials want to warn residents that someone has used the county’s letterhead to produce a fraudulent document intended to create panic.

“There is a letter being circulated on social media which is completely false,” stated Medina County Judge Chris Schuchart. “There are three confirmed Coronavirus cases in Medina County, that’s all.”

The letter inaccurately reports 59 cases.

In addition Judge Schuchart states,“ There are no road closures, no store closures, no shelter in place order. Please refer only to the Medina County website for information and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for accurate information. There are bad actors trying to spread panic and misinformation. This is criminal, will be investigated by the proper authorities and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

Emergency Manager Keith Lutz got the call late Friday night, March 27, and is asking everyone to help spread the word about this false information circulating social media.

“We are trying to hunt them down, and as the Judge said, they will be prosecuted,” Lutz said.  See MedinaCountyTexas.org for updates released by the county.