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Kentucky Corona Rules: House Arrest or Be Free

A judge in Kentucky is ordering ankle monitors for residents who have been in contact with coronavirus patients, but refuse to self-isolate. 

It sounds like this all started with a Louisville resident, only identified as “D.L.” who was living with “someone who has tested positive for the illness and another person who is a presumptive case,” according to an affidavit from the county’s health department.

Having been exposed to the highly contagious disease, D.L. was ordered to stay at home last week, but family members told authorities that D.L. “leaves the house often,” according to CNN.

When D.L. didn’t respond to the health department’s messages, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge, Angela Bisig, ordered the Department of Corrections to fit D.L. with a global positioning device for the next 14 days. If D.L.. leaves the house again, he or she could be criminally charged.

D.L. was one of four Louisville residents ordered to wear an ankle monitor to contain the spread.  Another man was put under house arrest after he went out shopping despite having tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN affiliate WDRB.

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