A leader of an anti-lockdown group in North Carolina revealed in a Facebook post that she tested positive for COVID-19.
Audrey Whitlock posted to the ReOpen NC Facebook page early Sunday saying her two-week “forced” quarantine was ending, reports local news station CBS 17.
Whitlock, who described herself as an “an asymptomatic COVID19 positive patient,” is one of the administrators of the ReOpen NC Facebook page – which has helped organize two protests in downtown Raleigh calling for Gov. Roy Cooper to lift his stay-at-home order.
In Whitlock’s post, she wrote about how the restrictions put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic are violating her First Amendment rights as well as her 5th and 14th Amendment rights.
She said she was “forced” to quarantine which 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 wrote.
She went on to say that “It has been insinuated by others that if I go out, I could be arrested for denying a quarantine order.”
Whitlock claims an arrest in that situation would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ReOpen NC said it would hold rallies in Raleigh every Tuesday until the governor’s restrictions are lifted.
A leader of an anti-lockdown protest group in North Carolina says that she has tested positive for COVID-19 — and she’s angry that she was forced to quarantine for two weeks to avoid spreading the virus to other people.
Local news station CBS 17 reports that Audrey Whitlock, a leader of the ReOpen NC protest movement, posted on Facebook this week that she has been under quarantine for the past two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
She says that she has been asymptomatic throughout the quarantine, and she bitterly complained about having to stay inside to avoid infecting other people.