Female COVID-19 patient jailed, ordered to isolate after defying isolation order

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An Erie County COVID-19 patient accused of defying an isolation order was in court for an enforcement hearing Saturday.

The female patient, who is COVID-19 positive, admitted that she was in violation of an agreement of self-isolation, which she signed. Several weeks ago, Erie Police were called because of her violation of that order, which caused several Erie Police officers to self-quarantine for 14 days. Officers are now back on duty.

During a hearing Saturday afternoon, President Judge John Trucilla put the woman on home electronic monitoring. She had spent the night in the Erie County Prison and attended Saturdays hearing by video conference.

The patient will be supervised and have a baseline health check regularly.

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