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REGIONAL: Hunt County files quarantine lawsuit against citizen

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The Hunt County Health Department recently filed a quarantine lawsuit against a citizen of the area.

In a press release from Hunt County Judge Bobby W. Stovall, it alleges the individual being served, among others in the county, are “intentionally ignoring quarantine requirements” by returning to work and engaging in other outside activities with knowledge of being able to contract and/or spread COVID-19.

In the statement, Stovall said the city’s commissioners court has provided relief to those in the county affected by the pandemic in the form of $50,000, which is administered by Hunt County Shared Ministries.

“Despite these efforts, 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 Stovall.

Due to such behavior, Hunt County filed suit against one individual on July 1. The County is seeking a judicial order requiring that the individual in question by confined to their home until they test negative for COVID-19.

The hearing was sealed to not release the identity of those with COVID-19 due to HIPAA requirements. An additional hearing was held this morning at 9 a.m. but was not made available for the public to attend due to HIPAA rules.

No further information has been made available at this time. 

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