Police Enforce Quarantine On Residential Block After Man Dies Of Virus

Sandy Malone

Law enforcement officers enforced the first-known quarantine of a block where a man lived after he died of coronavirus

Rocklin, CA – Dozens of law enforcement officers swarmed a residential neighborhood in Placer County on Thursday and enforced a quarantine order on the entire block.

“Head back inside,” a sheriff’s deputy ordered residents via loudspeaker when people started poking their heads out to investigate the chaos happening on their street on March 5, KMAX reported.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies and Rocklin police officers wearing protective gloves shut down the street as a sheriff’s department helicopter buzzed overhead.

“Law enforcement partners are currently responding to enforce a health officer’s order. We cannot share any additional information to protect patient confidentiality,” the Placer County Health Department said shortly after news of the police-enforced quarantine broke in the local press.

Although officials refused to provide any additional details on the abrupt move, KMAX reported that the 71-year-old man who died of coronavirus on Wednesday in Placer County had lived on the block that was placed under quarantine.

The order to quarantine the block fell under a California Health and Safety Code that allowed the Placer County Health Department to “enforce regulations requiring strict isolation, or quarantine if the action is necessary for the protection of the public health,” KMAX reported.

People who lived on the block remained unclear as to why exactly they were ordered inside their homes, and officers on the scene have remained mum.

But KMAX reported that a law enforcement presence was maintained on the street even after residents were told they no longer had to stay inside their homes.

Witnesses told reporters they hadn’t seen anybody from the health department going inside any of the homes on the street, KMAX reported.

This is the first such police-enforced quarantine associated with the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States.

The county has not said what will happen to the targeted street going forward, according to KMAX.

Comments (24)
Bobby1874
Bobby1874

How fucking stupid

No. 1-11
jakki taylor
jakki taylor

This is like the plot of a doomsday book.

12188csr
12188csr

No wonder people are panicking!
Check the people who had contact with him,
Not the entire block!

BLKSKY
BLKSKY

Call Cuba Gooding jr and Dustin Hoffman. They'll know what to do!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 120130

(c) The department may from time to time adopt and enforce regulations requiring strict or modified isolation, or quarantine, for any of the contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases, if in the opinion of the department the action is necessary for the protection of the public health.

(d) The health officer may require strict or modified isolation, or quarantine, for any case of contagious, infectious, or communicable disease, when this action is necessary for the protection of the public health.

[Do not interpret this post as expressing an opinion; it is simply the law.]

NomonK
NomonK

The problem with this Virus or the common flu is so many careless people.
Self Quarantine isn't taken seriously enough. Its already proven you don't have to come in direct contact with another carrier to get it.
The the number 1 reason any virus spreads is direct contact though. How many parents send their kids to school when they are sick? How many adults go to work, shopping or vacations feeling bad. These are the reasons viruses spread fast.
So should police force a quarantine on a block, maybe but maybe they should quarantine the same way for the flu. My god the flu is more dangerous.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

Congratulations Governor
You welcome people with no regard You let people shit in the streets rob and steal openl
And people trying to work and live in homes. They are forced in their homes and not allowed their right
Something’s wrong in Sacramento oh right it’s our elected officials

Weary Warrior
Weary Warrior

Sounds to me like a test to see how citizens will react to a police state. 🤔😉

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

California has gone nuts under demon law

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Some people have really mild symptoms. This lady got the virus and is making the rounds on media.

She seems a little too happy (my wife said "weird"), but I am sure anyone who went through what she did would be ecstatic to be back home feeling fine.

She seems to have a great attitude and lots of energy, which is much more enjoyable to watch than whining...

video.foxnews.com/v/6139308142001#sp=show-clips

GSDLUVVA1
GSDLUVVA1

then why isn't the WHOLE damn state under a CONSTANT state of "quarantine"??? i mean, aren't there always some type of communicable disease, ailment or "such" coming out san fran??? the fairi capital of the US??? jeeezzzuuummm........


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