Couple forced to wear ankle monitors to self-isolate after Kentucky woman tests positive for COVID-19

Elizabeth Linscott refused to sign a health department document that stated she wouldn't travel anywhere without permission, but she says it's all a misunderstanding.


A Kentucky couple has been forced to wear ankle monitors after a woman who tested positive for COVID-19 refused to sign health department documents that would limit her travel without permission.

Elizabeth Linscott got tested for COVID-19 as a precaution before going to visit family in Michigan last Saturday, WAVE-TV reported. She tested positive, but does not have any symptoms.

The Hardin County Health Department sent her documents that needed her signature limiting her from traveling anywhere unless she called them first.

She said she refused to sign the documents because of how they were worded, not because she refused to quarantine.

“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,” Linscott told the TV station.

Days later, authorities arrived to their home and placed ankle monitors on her and her husband. They go off if either goes more than 200 feet from their home.

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