States with Democrat governors sure are making sure the state has the last word on COVID cases. This week, a couple in Kentucky found out the hard way what happens when a positive Coronavirus test comes back positive and one of them refuses to sign quarantine orders.
Seriously. It happened in Kentucky.
A young woman by the name of Elizabeth Linscott decided to get tested before visiting her parents in Michigan. Her test came back positive despite there being no symptoms, and that being the case, the local health department requested that she sign paperwork stating that she will self-quarantine and notify them before leaving the area.
So, the state took action.
”I open up the door and there’s like eight different people,” [Linscott’s husband] Isaiah said. “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 he has three different papers for us.”
The papers essentially put the couple and their infant daughter on house arrest. They were fitted with ankle monitors that notify law enforcement if they travel more than two hundred feet from their house.
The problem, according to the couple, is not that they were refusing to self-quarantine – they had plans to do so – but that paperwork was not going to be signed in case either of them had to go to an emergency room.
That is not what the state officials told a judge.
”That’s exactly what the Director of the Public Health Department told the judge, that I was refusing to self-quarantine because of this and that was not the case at all. I never said that,” Elizabeth Linscott said. “We didn’t rob a store, we didn’t steal something, we didn’t hit and run, we didn’t do anything wrong.”
And so the Linscotts are looking for a lawyer to help them out of the mess.