COVID Tyranny: Health Dept. Gets Court Order to Force Healthy Unvaccinated Wisconsin High School Student Into Quarantine Under Guard Despite Previous Infection

An unvaccinated Wisconsin high school freshman was targeted with a court order to quarantine at home under guard last week because she refused to stay home from school after exposure to a COVID infected person because the student had natural immunity from a COVID infection earlier this year.

Mikaila Spiess, a 14-year-old Eau Claire high school freshman, fought back against a health department order to stay home by showing up to school for classes. The school responded by placing Spiess in an empty room with the principal.

Mikaila Spiess, image via Dan O’Donnell/Twitter.

The health department then sought and obtained a quarantine order, enforceable by guards, which Spiess obeyed, however the guards were not deployed to her home.

This past weekend Spiess tested negative for COVID and was allowed to return to school.

Spiess’ mother, Kita Busse made her case public on Facebook, and the stunning story was reported by Wisconsin Right Now (excerpt):

An Eau Claire County judge, Sarah Harless, has ordered a 14-year-old Eau Claire teenager – Mikaila Spiess – temporarily quarantined, and the county is seeking her confinement for longer, after the girl refused to stay home from school after being labeled a “close contact” with someone who had COVID-19, court records show. The judge’s order even says “guards may be posted” at the girl’s home to make sure she doesn’t leave.

The school district obtained a “court order by the end of the day with four armed police officers ready to remove her from school,” the girl’s mother, Kita Busse, says. Now the teenager and school district are engaged in a civil court battle over the matter, she confirmed. The girl is quarantined at her home, Busse says.

Court records show that the judge, having reviewed the petition of the Eau Claire City-County Health Officer, ordered Mikaila Spiess temporarily confined “for the purposes of quarantine” pending a hearing held within 72 hours, excluding weekends and legal holidays. The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department or City of Eau Claire Police Department were authorized to detain and transport Mikaila Spiess to her home in Eau Claire if necessary.

“Guards may be posted” in compliance with Wisconsin state statutes and Wisconsin administrative code, the order says…(copy of court order at source link.)

Empower Wisconsin reported that even after her negative COVID test on Sunday, the government barred her return to classes Monday while waiting on the court order to be resolved (excerpt):

After being locked out by an overzealous health director, Mikaila Spiess can finally go back to school.

An Eau Claire County judge today dismissed a public health court order requiring the 14-year-old Eau Claire high school freshman to remain in quarantine at home. A hearing slated for Tuesday has been canceled.

On Sunday afternoon, Mikaila tested negative for COVID-19, as she and her mother Kita Busse suspected she would.

But Eau Claire City-County Health Department Director Elizabeth “Lieske” demanded the girl stay home Monday until the judge resolved the case. It was the latest vindictive act from an overreaching unelected health bureaucrat, Busse said.

“Lieske (Giese) told me that she was prepared to remove (Mikaila) today if she shows up to school,” the mother said. The health czar truculently pushed her power trip even as the county attorney assured Busse the case would be dismissed upon the negative test result, Busse said…

Wisconsin radio host Dan O’Donnell wrote about Spiess’ battle, calling her Joan of Eau Claire (excerpt):

Throughout history, the fires of revolution have been burned from the tiniest of sparks. The flicker of rebellion—often from the unlikeliest of sources—engulfs a people and inspires them to burn down the tyranny that has subjugated them.

Long after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the most draconian of COVID restrictions, a handful of tinpot dictators in local health departments are still doing their best to keep their cities as miserable as possible.

Fortunately, the spark of rebellion is still flickering and in Wisconsin it lies in a teenaged girl whose civil disobedience has exposed the absurdity of her city’s quarantine rules and made her into something of the state’s Joan of Arc.

Call her Joan of Eau Claire.

Last week, Mikaila Spiess, a freshman at Eau Claire Memorial High School, was notified that she came into close contact with a classmate who tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, she would have to be quarantined for 14 days, or seven days if she tests negative.

Mikaila, who goes by the nickname Pixie, immediately recognized that this was unfair. Vaccinated students who show no COVID symptoms don’t need to quarantine at all, and although she is unvaccinated, she had contracted the disease earlier this year and has natural immunity…

Note: There are more details to the story at each source linked above.

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