Refusal To Self Quarantine In This Texas County Could Result In Jail Time
People now days can be really inconsiderate when it comes to COVID-19.
With the state of Texas being one of the many places where cases are steady rising and Governor Abbott issued a statewide face covering while out in public people still will not take heed to the warnings of the virus.
However, one county in South Texas is going to do something about those who still decide to violate quarantine orders after being exposed to the virus.
Brooks County is taking a stand against individuals who refuse to take the COVID-19 pandemic serious by threatening jail time for individuals who refuse to self-quarantine after testing positive for the virus.
The announcement came as residents in the community has expressed concern after seeing people who have tested positive for COVID-19, out in public per CBS Austin.
David Garcia, Brooks County attorney released a statement
If you're going to go out and endanger other people, and we find out about it, we will prosecute you.
It's simple people if you are experiencing symptoms of having COVID-19 get tested immediately and if you have the virus quarantine to stop the spread.
Also, to help prevent the spread of the virus practice social distancing, wear your mask, wash your hands, sanitize, and disinfect your home.