At least four residents of Louisville, Kentucky, who have either been exposed for the coronavirus or tested positive for it have been put under house arrest for refusing to self-isolate, CNN reported.
One individual, only identified as D.L. who lives with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus, was ordered to wear an ankle monitor by a circuit court judge after family members said the person "leaves the house often."
Another man who tested positive for the coronavirus was put under house arrest after he went out shopping and violated his quarantine.
Gov. Andy Beshear enacted a stay-at-home order, recommending all schools to remain closed until May 1. People traveling to Kentucky from out-of-state will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.
Residents of Louisville, Kentucky, are being forced to wear ankle monitors for refusing to self-isolate after exposure from the coronavirus, CNN reported.
At least four people in the city have been subject to the strict measure, according to local CNN affiliate WDRB. One individual, identified as D.L. in an affidavit obtained by CNN, refused to self-quarantine despite living with a person who tested positive and another person who is presumptive positive.
D.L. was ordered to self-isolate after exposure to the coronavirus, but family members say the individual "leaves the house often," CNN reported. The person was later ordered to wear an ankle monitor for the next 14 days for breaching quarantine guidelines.
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WDRB reported another man who tested positive for the coronavirus was put under house arrest after going shopping in spite of his diagnosis.
As of April 3, the state of Kentucky has more than 800 cases and 31 coronavirus deaths. Gov. Andy Beshear enacted a stay-at-home order, recommending all schools to remain closed until May 1. People traveling to Kentucky from out-of-state will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, no matter the state they originated.
Gabe Brown, who serves as mayor of Walton, Kentucky, had a strong message for his constituents to encourage them to stay home and contain the spread of the coronavirus, which causes a respiratory disease known as COVID-19.
"Listen up dips--ts and sensible people," Brown wrote in a Facebook post. "I might not have the best bedside [manner]. I might not put you at ease like the Governor does, but I don't care. You need to realize that this is a serious ordeal."