What exactly is self quarantining?


Because of the coronavirus outbreak you are hearing the term 'self-quarantine' a lot. But what exactly does it mean?

And, you might be wondering whether or not there is any legal teeth behind this. KTRH Legal Analyst Chris Tritico says yes, there is.

"As long as people do what they are asked, and stay indoors and quarantine themselves in their homes there won't be any judicial action taken," Tritico said.

And if you don't follow the request, that's when the legal system gets involved.

"Every judicial region in Texas has two judges assigned for this contingency plan to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week if someone refuses," Tritico explained.

Tritico says if judges get involved, you could be taken to quarantine in a medical facility where you would not infect anyone else.


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