Leader of North Carolina Anti-Coronavirus Safety Protests Tests Positive for COVID-19, Claims Quarantine Violates Her Rights
Audrey Whitlock, a leader of the ReOpen NC protest movement against coronavirus safety measures, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Whitlock described herself as an “an asymptomatic COVID19 positive patient” on the ReOpen NC Facebook page on April 26, reports WNCN.
Whitlock said she was “forced” to quarantine — in order not to infect innocent people — which she claimed her violated her First Amendment rights:
The reality is that modern society has not been able to eradicate contagious viruses. A typical public health quarantine would occur in a medical facility. I have been told not to participate in public or private accommodations as requested by the government, and therefore denied my 1st amendment right of freedom of religion.
Whitlock also said that “it has been insinuated by others that if I go out, I could be arrested for denying a quarantine order,” which she falsely claimed would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(Source: WNCN, Photo Credit: Paul Rossi/Nine Ten Drones)