House arrest, ankle monitors for couple who disputed certain quarantine restrictions after COVID test

House arrest, ankle monitors for couple who disputed certain quarantine restrictions after COVID test
By their ankle monitors ye shall know them. Via Twitter

[Ed. – To be clear, the couple apparently were perfectly willing to self-quarantine. But the wife — who tested positive but was asymptomatic — objected to the requirement to get permission from the county if she needed to go to the emergency room.  This is in Kentucky.]

Elizabeth Linscott said she … received a positive test result but showed no symptoms.

She said the Hardin County Health Department asked her to sign documents agreeing to call them any time she left her house. The young mother claims she never refused to self-quarantine but said she would not sign the documents because of how they were worded, WAVE reported. …

After opting not to sign the health department papers, Linscott said she received a text message informing her that the situation would be escalated and law enforcement would be involved, KABC-TV reported. Her husband, Isaiah, said he was greeted by officers at their front door later that week.

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“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,” Isaiah Linscott said.

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