Mississippi mother who tested positive issued arrest citation after going out in public and violating state health order

Mississippi mother who tested positive issued arrest citation after going out in public and violating state health order
Photo: Quinyelda Luckett

Out of the UK, the Daily Mail published this detailed account of a Mississippi woman who violated an order to stay inside after testing positive for Covid-19 –

“A Mississippi woman has been issued a citation for being out in public after she tested positive for the coronavirus, breaking state code for violating orders from health departments.

The Ackerman Police Department said in a statement that they received a call on Wednesday to Hwy. 15 about a person who tested positive for the virus being out in public.

Witnesses say that the SuperValue in Ackerman had to be cleaned because she had been inside.

An arrest citation has been issued for Quinyelda Clifton Luckett, of Louisville, for violating a health department order with respect to life threatening communicable diseases.

The mother shared in a Facebook post on April 9 that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and asked for ‘everyone please b safe.’

In a previous update, she shared that her husband had been taking care of her when she developed an intense fever.

Ackerman Police Department said that they received a call on Wednesday to Hwy. 15 about a person who tested positive for the virus being out in public. Witnesses say they saw the woman at the SuperValue in Ackerman

On her social media, the mother shared on April 9 that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and asked for ‘everyone please b safe’
In a previous update, she shared that her husband had been taking care of her when she developed an intense fever

On the Ackerman Police page that posted her photo, Luckett boasted on Thursday that she had not been detained and that the photo that was used was actually her license photo.

‘I’m not sick I feel just fine post my paper work up as well before y’all start posting stuff,’ she claimed.

NextWhen folks began arguing with the mother, Luckett explained that she had talked to her doctors on Wednesday and on Thursday. She also asserted that she had got tested on April 3, with the results coming back on April 9.

Luckett would later claim that she also talked with human resources at the health department ‘before all this mess’

On the Ackerman Police page that listed her photo, Luckett boasted on Thursday that she had not been detained and that the photo that was used was actually her license photo

‘I’m not sick I feel just fine post my paper work up as well before y’all start posting stuff,’ she claimed.

When folks began arguing with the mother, Luckett explained that she had talked to her doctors on Wednesday and on Thursday. She also asserted that she had got tested on April 3, with the results coming back on April 9

Luckett would later claim that she also talked with human resources at the health department ‘before all this mess’ and asserted that Friday was her 14th day.

She declared that she didn’t have the virus based on conversations she had with various staff.

Last week, the Ackerman police posted the Mississippi health code explaining that a person who was out in public and had tested positive for the virus, would be detained.

‘Any person who shall knowingly and willfully violate the lawful order of the county, district or state health officer where that person is afflicted with a life-threatening communicable disease or the causative agent thereof shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not more than five (5) years, or by both,’ the annotated code read, according to the April 11 post from the police.

More than 3,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state. Some 122 people have died.

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Mississippi mother who tested positive issued arrest citation after going out in public and violating state health order was last modified: April 17th, 2020 by admin
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