Phase One of Virginia Forward comes at a high price.
A much higher price than the cost of a haircut or a tanning bed.
Suppose I visit Butterfly Beauty Salon on Monday. The salon is required to record my name, contact information, and time I was at the salon. Another guest, named Martha, also visits Butterfly Beauty Salon on Monday morning. Martha is feeling great, but due to the increased Covid testing, everyone in her company is tested on Wednesday. Martha is surprised when informed on Friday she tested Positive! Contact Tracers are assigned to interview Martha, asking the names of everyone she had seen and every place she visited. Butterfly Beauty Salon – I am a contact. The Contact Tracers will find me; I will be required to self-isolate, and possibly be forced into quarantine.
Am I a victim of an over-active imagination? Nope, Northam’s plan for Contact Tracing is documented. The governor’s plan is moving forward.
VA Health Commissioner Dr Oliver said the administration is taking “a very serious approach” toward contact tracing, including “isolating those folks, putting them in quarantine if necessary.”
Quarantine healthy individuals “if necessary” for what reason?
Refusal to comply?
Phase One requirement of customer logs from personal care facilities is the second step in Northam’s desire for Absolute Control. The first step was hiring an additional 1,000 contact tracers.
Contact tracing is already in force across the country.
State of Washington began May 12, “Quarantine Contacts: place those individuals who have been in contact with a coronavirus patient under quarantine.”
In Massachusetts, “Each close contact is asked to remain at home, in quarantine, for 14 days. Even those who test negative must quarantine because they may have been exposed to the coronavirus.”
Closer to home, Washington DC has hired 900 more Contact Tracers, to “inform people that they have been exposed and need to self-quarantine.”
Tom Frieden, MD, former CDC director, states that contact tracing requires quarantine of contacts. Quarantine is a component of Frieden’s “Box It In” strategy, the strategy Northam has adopted.
The Fifth Amendment: No person shall…be deprived of life, LIBERTY, or property, without due process of law….