Kentucky Couple Placed Under House Arrest for Refusing to Sign COVID-19 Self-quarantine Form

A Kentucky couple has been placed under house arrest for refusing to sign a document saying they would self-quarantine after one of them tested positive for COVID-19, reports Louisville’s WAVE-TV.Elizabeth Linscott, of Hardin County, Kentucky, was planning to visit her parents in Michigan. Her grandparents also wanted to see her, so she decided to get tested for the virus before making the trip. Her test came back positive.While that may or may not indicate that Linscott actually has the virus — thus far she has shown no symptoms of it — as far as she and local authorities were concerned, she was infected. They even agreed that she should stay home to avoid transmitting the disease to anyone else. But they disagreed on whether she should have to sign a document stating that she would do so.Soon after Linscott’s positive test result came back, the local health department “contacted her and requested she sign documents that will limit her traveling anywhere unless she calls the health department first,” wrote WAVE. Among the clauses in the document: “I will not travel by any public, commercial, or healthcare conveyance such as ambulance, bus, taxi, airplane, train, or boat without the prior approval of the Department of Public Health.”Linscott refused to sign — not because she was trying to make a political statement but because she disagreed with the wording of the document.

Source: Kentucky Couple Placed Under House Arrest for Refusing to Sign COVID-19 Self-quarantine Form

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