A Kentucky couple is under house arrest because one of them tested positive for COVID-19 and refused to sign self-quarantine papers.
Elizabeth Linscott got tested for COVID-19 because she was planning to visit her parents and wanted to be cautious. Although she showed no symptoms, her test came back positive. She verbally agreed to self-quarantine and call the Health Department if she were to go out for any reason. But she refused to sign a document from the Health Department that mandated she:
1. Check in with the Department of Health on a daily basis to provide her temperature and symptoms
2. Notify the Department of Health before anyone else if her symptoms got worse and she needed to receive medical services
3. Self-quarantine at home while reducing contact with others for the duration of the symptoms and until the Department of Public Health released her from self-isolation.
4. Not travel out of her county or any county that she would have to pass through to get to work or school without the prior approval of the Department of Public Health
5. Not travel outside the commonwealth of Kentucky without the prior approval of the Department of Public Health
6. Not travel by any public, commercial or healthcare conveyance (ambulance, bus, taxi, plane, train, etc…) without the prior approval of the Department of Public Health
After she refused to sign the document, the Sheriff delivered ankle monitors for the couple that would alert law enforcement if they traveled more than 200 feet from their home.
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