A Kentucky couple is under house arrest after one of them tested positive for coronavirus and refused to sign self-quarantine papers.
Elizabeth Linscott decided to get tested for COVID-19 because she was planning to go visit her elderly parents.
“My grandparents wanted to see me, too, so, just to make sure that, you know, if I tested negative, that they would be okay, everything would be fine,”
After being tested as positive, she was contacted by the local health department and asked to sign documents.
“I agreed to comply to call the Health Department if I was to go. I was to call the Health Department if I was to leave my house for any reason,”
Linscott refused to sign:
“I had gotten a message from them, a text message that stated, because of your refusal to sign, this is going to be escalated, and law enforcement will be involved,”
This was followed up shortly with a visit from the County Sherriff.
“I open up the door, and there’s like eight different people, five different cars, and I’m like ‘what the heck’s going on?’ This guy’s in a suit with a mask. It’s the Health Department guy, and they have three papers for us. For me, her and my daughter,”
The couple was ordered to wear ankle monitors. If they travel more than 200 feet, law enforcement will be notified.
Crazy times, i’m sure you’ll agree!
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