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Florida Keys couple jailed for refusing to quarantine

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Two residents of the Florida Keys have been jailed for failing to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to the Miami Herald, Jose Interian, 24, and Yohana Gonzalez, 26, were ordered by the health to quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus, but neighbors said they were ignoring the order.

Key West police received videos of the couple not following the order and they were arrested on charges of violating isolation rules for a quarantine and violating emergency management disaster preparedness rules, according to jail records. They were arrested Wednesday in Key West, officials said.

The Florida Keys island chain was closed to nonresidents for two months in the spring to keep outsiders from spreading the new coronavirus. It reopened to visitors in June.