A CORONAVIRUS-infected couple has been put under house arrest and forced to wear ankle monitors after refusing to stay home.
Elizabeth and Isaiah Linscott said personnel from the health department and sheriff's office showed up at their Kentucky home after she declined to sign a self-quarantine order, according to reports.
The woman underwent a voluntary test for Covid-19 before going to her parents in Michigan and found out she was positive but did not have any symptoms.
The health department then contacted Elizabeth and requested that she signed documents that would restrict her travel unless she called the department first, according to WBTV.
She said she chose not to sign the documents because of one sentence, it's reported.
"I will not travel by any public, commercial or health care conveyance such as ambulance, bus, taxi, airplane, train or boat without the prior approval of the Department of Health," the document read.
"My part was if I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I'm not going to wait for the approval to go," Elizabeth said.
She said that she would let workers know that she had tested positive in the event that she needed to go to hospital.
Officials from the Handin County Sheriff's Department arrived at the couple's house days later without warning to the surprise of husband Isaiah.
"I opened up the door and there's like eight different people," he 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 three different papers for us. For me, her and my daughter."
The couple must now wear ankle monitors and cops will be notified if they travel more than 200 feet.
Elizabeth was perplexed regarding how the events unfolded.
"We didn't rob a store, we didn't steal something, we didn't hit and run, we didn't do anything wrong," she said.
The couple said they never denied self-quarantining at their home in Radcliff, Kentucky.They just didn't agree with how the documents were worded, according to reports.
"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," Elizabeth said.
New coronavirus infections surged in Kentucky by 979 on Sunday – the highest single daily increase – bringing the total number of cases in the state to at least 23,161, according to Kentucky.com
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