A couple from Radcliff, Kentucky, Elizabeth and Isaiah Linscott, were placed under house arrest after testing positive for COVID-19 and refusing to sign a self-quarantine order.
With the intention of visiting her parents and grandparents out-of-state, Elizabeth took a test for COVID-19. When the results arrived, she discovered she had been infected with coronavirus despite not showing any symptoms.
The Hardin County Health Department contacted Elizabeth and asked her to sign self-quarantine order documents. The order limited her traveling anywhere unless she called the health department first. Elizabeth chose not to sign the documents, telling WBTV she didn’t want to have to get approval to go anywhere.
“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 said. She soon received a text message alerting her that law enforcement would become involved.
Just a couple of days after she declined to sign the order, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department arrived at her home. The couple was then ordered to wear ankle monitors, and if they traveled more than 200 feet off their property, law enforcement was to be notified.
The couple clarified that they never refused to self-quarantine, but they didn’t agree with the order’s wording, according to WBTV.
Here is the full WBTV news report. Below that is Elizabeth’s Instagram story where she elaborates on the situation, including how she thinks most of the information about the coronavirus is “fabricated.”
Elizabeth’s House Arrest Instagram Video
After the family’s story was published online, Elizabeth took to her Instagram stories to give her followers an update and clarification to her reasons for not signing. Originally, she was hesitant to even take the test but decided to after her parents told her she could only visit them if she took a test. When she tested positive, despite showing no symptoms other than migraines/headaches, she was surprised because headaches weren’t out of the ordinary for her.
Elizabeth stressed that the couple agreed to self-quarantine, but declined to sign the order because she didn’t want to give up the freedom of picking up her own groceries or leaving the house for an emergency if needed.
You can watch her Instagram story below; she discusses how she knows COVID “is all fabricated” around 1:10.