Kentucky Announces Mandatory Quarantine For Anyone Attending Easter Services

Kentucky Announces Mandatory Quarantine For Anyone Attending Easter Services April 11, 2020

Good News: Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has announced a mandatory quarantine for anyone attending any mass gathering this weekend, including Easter church services.

Beshear says that state police will be used to record the license plate information of people seen attending mass gatherings.

NBC News reports:

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear implored residents to avoid gathering this weekend for the Easter holiday, warning that anyone who violates the state’s stay-at-home order will be subject to a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine.

Beshear said the state will record license plate information of people seen attending mass gatherings and turn that information over to local public health officials. Quarantine notices will then be delivered in person.

In a video announcement Governor Beshear opined:

… any individual that’s going to participate in a mass gathering of any type that we know about this weekend, we are going to record license plates and provide it to local health departments. Local health departments are going to come to your door, with an order for you to be quarantined for 14 days.

If you’re going to expose yourself to this virus, and you make that decision to do it, it’s not fair to everybody else out there that you might spread it to. This is just an example of personal responsibility. We’re going to make sure that those that are going, and get noticed, that this will happen, that if they’re going to participate in the mass gathering, it’s 14 days, self-quarantined, at their home.

Somebody makes that decision, okay. But understand that this is the only way that we can ensure that your decision doesn’t kill somebody else.

Watch the video below, relevant remarks begin around the 37:10 mark –

This is good news, and Beshear should be applauded for taking a strong stand in defense of public health. However, as one might expect, some conservatives are lashing out after the announcement.

For example, Christian conservative pundit Todd Starnes said:

 I predicted that godless heathen Democrats would eventually pull a stunt like this…

Folks, I tried to warn religious leaders that this was going to happen. If you give an inch the godless leftists will shut down your churches, threaten to arrest your preachers, and quarantine your congregation.

While Republican Senator Rand Paul tweeted:

Taking license plates at church? Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here.

For the record, “godless heathen Democrats” like Governor Beshear will save lives by understanding and respecting the science, and acting accordingly. Full stop.

Bottom line: Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has announced a mandatory quarantine for anyone attending any mass gathering this weekend, including Easter church services.

Kentucky Announces Mandatory Quarantine For Anyone Attending Easter Services (Image via Twitter)
Kentucky Announces Mandatory Quarantine For Anyone Attending Easter Services (Image via Twitter)

 


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