A couple in Kentucky is threatening to sue the local government after health department officials visited their home with sheriff’s deputies and placed ankle monitors on them after the wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

Elizabeth Linscott tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The Hardin County Health Department contacted her a few days later and requested she sign papers limiting her traveling anywhere unless she calls the health department first, WKYT reported.

Linscott declined to sign the documents.

“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 to get the approval to go,” she told the station.

A few days later, Linscott said officials with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department arrived at her home.

“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. For me, her and my daughter.”

Elizabeth Linscott, who is asymptomatic, said just because she did not sign the Self-isolation and Controlled Movement Agreed Order does not mean she is not willing to quarantine until she recovers.

“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,” Linscott said. “I never said that.”

The ankle monitors will alert authorities if they travel more than 200 feet from their home. The couple told the station they are seeking legal counsel regarding the situation.

Author: Dominick Mastrangelo

Source: Washington Examiner: ‘What the heck’s going on?’: Kentucky couple slapped with ankle monitors after wife tests positive for coronavirus

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