NC Lockdown Protest Leader Diagnosed With COVID

Raleigh’s CBS News affiliate reports:

A leader of the ReOpen NC group revealed in a Facebook post that she tested positive for COVID-19. Audrey Whitlock posted to the ReOpen NC Facebook page early Sunday saying her two-week quarantine was ending. She described herself as an “an asymptomatic COVID19 positive patient.”

Whitlock is one of the administrators of the ReOpen NC Facebook page – which has helped organize two protests in downtown Raleigh calling for Gov. Roy Cooper to lift his stay-at-home order. She said she was “forced” to quarantine which violated her First Amendment rights.

She went on to say that “It has been insinuated by others that if I go out, I could be arrested for denying a quarantine order.” She says an arrest in that situation would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.