“Washington Governor Jay Inslee indicated that people who refuse to cooperate with contact tracers or refuse coronavirus testing won’t be allowed to leave their homes even to go to the grocery store or pharmacy.
‘When it comes to contact tracing, how are you guys going to handle people or families who want to refuse to test or to self isolate? If they want to leave their home to get groceries I know you’ve said they can’t do that; how will you make sure they don’t?’ a reporter asked him.
‘We will have attached to the families a family support person who will check in with them to see what they need on a daily basis,’ he responded. ‘If they can’t get a friend to do their grocery shopping, we will help get them groceries in some fashion. If they need pharmaceuticals to be picked up, we will make sure they get their pharmaceuticals… We are going to be there on a daily basis for them – now that’s going to help encourage them to maintain their isolation too.’
The Lynwood Times summarized Inslee’s remarks this way: ‘Therefore, those individuals that refuse to cooperate with contact tracers and/or refuse testing, those individuals will not be allowed to leave their homes to purchase basic necessities such as groceries and/or prescriptions. Those persons will need to make arrangements through friends, family, or a state provided ‘family support personnel.’’
Inslee announced that as the state begins to relax restrictions and open up its economy, health officials will focus on contact tracing and isolation of infected individuals with the help of over 1,300 newly trained ‘contact tracers’…
An army of government ‘tracers’ including the National Guard
The most ambitious component of the plan is the 1,371 army of people trained and tasked with ‘contact tracing,’ who will be unleashed later this week.
At the start, the 390 members of the Department of Licensing and the 630 State and local health professionals will be aided by 351 members of the National Guard. The Guardsmen will be phased out once more workers and volunteers are trained and able to replace them…
For those who refuse to comply with the new guidelines, Inslee said they will face sanctions either in civil or criminal court.
Inslee’s remarks came as other government measures around the country and the globe have come under fire for explicitly violating basic constitutional rights…
last month it was revealed that Kentucky residents who refuse to quarantine themselves were being outfitted with ankle bracelets, identical to those criminals confined to house arrest must wear.”