Couple Who Refused to Sign Quarantine Papers Forced to Wear Ankle Monitors

A Kentucky couple has been put on "house arrest" after one of them tested positive for COVID-19 but refused to self-quarantine.

Elizabeth Linscott got tested for coronavirus last week before a trip to visit family in Michigan.

After she was confirmed positive, the local health department called her to sign documents agreeing to self-isolate. Linscott said no. 

The documents asked that she check-in every day with her symptoms, self-isolate, and let officials know if she had to go to the hospital if she felt worse.

Soon after, the Hardin County Sheriff's Department showed up and ordered the couple to wear ankle monitors and warned them if they traveled more than 200 feet, authorities would be notified.

The couple says they never refused to self-quarantine -- they just 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."

The health department declined to comment.

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