After a Kentucky woman tested positive for the coronavirus, her entire family was placed under house arrest and forced to wear ankle monitors to prevent them from leaving, as reported by the New York Post.
Elizabeth Linscott, who was planning to visit her family in Michigan, first got tested for the coronavirus as a safety measure. But upon learning that she had tested positive despite showing no symptoms, the state’s Health Department sent her an email demanding that she “check in daily with her symptoms, self-isolate, and let officials know if she has to seek hospital treatment.”
Linscott, however, refused to adhere to such demands since she believed it would prevent her from going to the emergency room if she ever faced a real emergency, due to first requiring her to get special permission from the government to do so.
As a result, the family’s home was visited several days later by government agents. Linscott’s husband Isaiah answered the door to “eight different people,” including “a guy in a suit with a mask” from the Health Department, who handed Isaiah three different documents to sign: One for himself, one for Elizabeth, and one for their daughter.
The officials then ordered the couple placed under house arrest, with Elizabeth and Isaiah forced to wear ankle monitors that would sound an alarm if they traveled more than 200 feet from their house.
Elizabeth, speaking to the press, pointed out how unjust the treatment was, noting that “we didn’t rob a store, we didn’t steal something, we didn’t hit and run, we didn’t do anything wrong.” When reached out to by the press, the local health department refused to give a comment, using the family’s “privacy” as an excuse.