She wanted to visit her parents in Michigan, but instead, Elizabeth Linscott a Hardin County, Kentucky resident, on house arrest in her home with a bracelet attached to her ankle that transmits a signal to the government, telling them exactly where she is at all times.
NBC12 reports – Last week, Elizabeth Linscott got tested for the COVID-19 because she was planning to visit her parents in Michigan.
“My grandparents wanted to see me, too,” Linscott said. “So just to make sure if they tested negative, that they would be OK, everything would be fine.”
After testing positive but without showing any symptoms, Linscott said the health department contacted her and requested she sign documents that will limit her traveling anywhere unless she calls the health department first. She said she chose to not 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 said.
But Linscott said she would take necessary precautions if she needed to go to the hospital, like letting workers know she has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
A couple of days after she denied signing the Self-isolation and Controlled Movement Agreed Order, Linscott said the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department arrived at her home without warning. Her husband, Isaiah, was home.
Fox News– After opting not to sign the health department papers, Linscott said she received a text message informing her that the situation would be escalated and law enforcement would be involved, KABC-TV reported. Her husband, Isaiah, said he was greeted by officers at their front door later that week.
“I open up the door, and there’s like eight different people, 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 they have three papers for us. For me, her and my daughter,” Isaiah Linscott said.
“We didn’t rob a store. We didn’t steal something. We didn’t hit and run. We didn’t do anything wrong,” Elizabeth Linscott added.
The couple said they were fitted with ankle monitors that go off if they stray more than 200 feet from their home.
Elizabeth Linscott said that although she never refused to self-quarantine, “that’s exactly what the director of the public health department told the judge.”
“I’m like, ‘that’s not the case at all. I never said that” she said.
If she did need to go to the hospital, Linscott said she planned to take necessary precautions like informing healthcare workers that she recently tested positive. The couple now plans to hire an attorney.