A Hunt County patient who tested positive for COVID-19 has been ordered to stay home after the county filed a lawsuit against the individual on July 1 for “repeatedly and intentionally violated the quarantine rules and left their home.”
“Some people who have contracted the virus have repeatedly and intentionally violated the quarantine rules and left their homes — even after repeated and clear warnings that they were not allowed to leave their homes. This type of behavior is dangerous to the public health by any measure,” said Hunt County Judge Bobby W. Stovall.
During a sealed hearing on Monday, Judge Andrew Bench issued the order in favor of the county requiring the individual to test negative for coronavirus before being allowed to leave their home again.
Due to HIPAA rules the name of the individual was not released.