Ns News online Desk: Neighbors complained that couple had been breaking the COVID-19 quarantine rulesA Florida couple was jailed, accused of breaking a mandatory quarantine order after they tested positive for the coronavirus, local officials said Thursday.Jose Antonio Freire Interian, 24, and Yohana Anahi Gonzalez, 27, were arrested Wednesday evening at their Key West apartment and taken to the Stock Island Detention Center, authorities said.
The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County issued an isolation order on July 21 to the pair, instructing them to stay at home for 14 days and wear masks around others, The Miami Herald reported.FLORIDA OFFICIALS URGE QUARANTINE AFTER POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS EXPOSURE AT MASSIVE GRADUATION CEREMONY
But neighbors complained that the carefree couple had been breaking the rules.
Freire was spotted walking his dog, making trips to the grocery store and washing his car, according to a police report. Both were seen leaving and returning home without face coverings.
The property manager at their apartment complex reported them to Key West police, and handed over surveillance footage of the pair from a camera in a common room, the Herald reported.
Florida reports single-day record for COVID-19 deaths as state nears 400,000 cases“An officer took the video to the judge and the judge signed the warrant,” Key West City Manager Greg Veliz told the newspaper.
The couple was charged with violating the state law that requires isolation or quarantine in a public health emergency and violating emergency management.
Both are second-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to 60 days in jail. Freire and Gonzalez were released Thursday morning after posting $1,000 bond each.