Couple placed under house arrest after refusing COVID-19 quarantine

Isaiah and Elizabeth Linscott, of Kentucky, said they've been placed under house arrest for refusing to sign self-quarantine documents.
2:29 | 07/21/20

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Transcript for Couple placed under house arrest after refusing COVID-19 quarantine
We begin with that Kentucky couple speaking out after being put under house arrest when they refused to sign an isolation order after one of them tested positive for covid-19. They now say they were planning to quarantine and Trevor Ault joins us with more. Good morning, Trevor. Reporter: Well, good morning, Michael. So this is raising questions about how far the government can and will go if they think you're a public health threat. This family says they're being treated like criminals but the health department told a judge to fight the spread of the virus they had to be kept at home. This morning, a Kentucky family says their covid-19 quarantine feels more like a prison sentence. You don't get an ankle monitor unless you're convicted of a crime or waiting for trial. Reporter: Elizabeth lin-scott said when she tested positive earlier this month the health department asked her to sign these documents saying she, her husband and her daughter would isolate at home for 14 days updating the health department on their symptoms every day and contacting medical officials beforehand if they had to go to the hospital. I said I have no problem self-quarantining. I said, but if I have to leave my house to get an a necessity for an emergency, I'm going to do that without your prior consent. Reporter: Lin-scott declined the agreement writing in part it's my right and freedoms to go where I please and not have to answer to anyone for it. She said she'd do her best to stay home and avoid the elderly but added there is no pandemic. The health director citing the threat of the virus then requested a judge order the family to quarantine informing the family they'd been ordered to wear location tracking ankle monitors ensuring they stay home. Like we're not wearing those, dude. We didn't do nothing wrong. Reporter: The sheriff's office confirms deputies were on hand to inform the family of the judges's order but distanced themselves from the decision saying in a statement, we have no open cases nor have we had any cases involving the enforcement of a failure to isolate for positive covid-19 testing. The lin-scott family says they're receiving messages criticizing them for not complying but stand by their decision. If you're so scared please just you stay home because I can't put my life on pause because you're scared. Reporter: So this family says this they have been wronged and they're threatening to go all the way to the supreme court to make it right. Of course, right now they are waiting it out at home. Cecilia. Okay, Trevor, thank you so much.

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