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wholeshabang 03-07-2020 02:36 PM

Coronavirus: stay home or go to jail for violating MI's Public Health Code
 
If you don't follow quarantine orders, apparently you could be arrested and sent to jail.

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/...il/4963514002/

Quote:

In addition to potentially exposing other people to the disease, they also could face fines $200 and up to six months in jail, or both, for violating the state's Public Health Code, said Lynn Sutfin, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Sounds like a great idea! Let's get someone with a super-contagious illness into a building in close quarters with other people :slap:

CharliePHX 03-07-2020 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by wholeshabang (Post 7812674)
If you don't follow quarantine orders, apparently you could be arrested and sent to jail.


Sounds like a great idea! Let's get someone with a super-contagious illness into a building in close quarters with other people :slap:

I get the irony, but I think the article stopped short of saying 'arrest on spot and put in jail with other people'. Rather- "This can include a court order to follow treatment, remain isolated, be committed to a facility, or any other relief that the court finds proper."

Many of our loved ones don't start serving their sentences immediately. Suppose for a moment that a violator could be taken to secure quarantine and then face jail time when recovered.

Even besides this outlier scenario, I cringe at how many first responders are going to be exposed to coronavirus. :(


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