Gov. Andy Beshear said the state had to make the unusual move to protect others nearby.
Deputies are now stationed outside the 53-year-old man’s house around-the-clock in Nelson County.
“It’s a step I hoped I never had to take, but we can’t allow one person who we know has this virus to refuse to protect their neighbors,” Gov. Beshear told reporters.
The unidentified man is the only coronavirus patient in the county, and officials were worried that he could infect others.