Residents of Brook County Texas who have tested positive for the coronavirus and refuse to self isolate could face possible jail time.
The Brooks County Office of Emergency Management put a post out on social media over the weekend informing residents that failure to self isolate if infected with the coronavirus could result in being arrested.
People who are infected with the coronavirus can only leave their home to receive medical care and they must continue to isolate until they have a negative coronavirus test.
Emergency Management is stating that people who refuse to self isolate are in violation of Texas Penal Code 22.05 which states, “A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.”
However it is uncertain how law enforcement will know if someone is violating the order and who is infected with the coronavirus.