This Couple Was Put On House Arrest After Testing Positive For COVID-19
A Kentucky couple is under house arrest after refusing to sign on the dotted line.
When Elizabeth Linscott made plans to visit her parents she decided to get tested for COVID-19 as a precaution. She knew she would probably be seeing her grandparents as well, which made it even more important to ensure she tested negative before making the visit.
Linscott tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms. When the health department contacted her they requested that she sign documentation for her coronavirus diagnosis. She chose not to sign, which turned into a completely new problem for Linscott.
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. 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
If that wasn't shocking enough, the county sheriff greeted her husband, Isaiah, at their front door later that week.
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 sheriff ordered the couple to wear ankle monitors that will notify law enforcement if they travel more than 200 feet.
The couple claims they never denied self-quarantining, but simply "didn't agree with the wording of the documents."
We didn't rob a store. We didn't steal something. We didn't hit and run. We didn't do anything wrong
Linscott says her family planned to be cautious even without the ankle monitor.