The state of Washington may amend a law to allow the forcible detainment of residents into COVID “internment camps” for defying state vaccine mandates.
The proposed revision to the COVID protocol under the Communicable and Certain Other Diseases Act, called WAC 246-100-040, outlines “procedures for isolation or quarantine.”
The amendment would grant local health officers at “his other sole discretion” to “issue an emergency detention order causing a person or group of persons to be immediately detained for purposes of isolation or quarantine.”
Additionally, the measure would allow law enforcement to assist public health officials in detaining residents who refused the COVID injection.
WAC-246-100-040 states that “a local health officer may invoke the powers of police officers, sheriffs, constables, and all other officers and employees of any political subdivisions within the jurisdiction of the health department to enforce immediately orders given to effectuate the purposes of this section in accordance with the provisions of RCW 43.20.050(4) and 70.05.120.”
The “emergency detention order” would allow individuals to be detained “for a period not to exceed ten days.”
This alarming measure comes in tandem with Gov. Jay Inslee’s (D) effort to hire “strike teams” to run quarantine camps, outlined in the state’s governmentjobs.com website, a term that has since been scrubbed from the website sometime after the bulletin was posted in September 2021.
Now the state website says “Isolation and Quarantine Camp Consultant” duties include “Maintaining the readiness of the facility and equipment which includes ensuring contractors have cleaned the facility adequately.”
The so-called “Isolation & quarantine team consultants” will earn $3,294 to $4,286 monthly for their services, according to the website.
Notably, WAC 246-100-040 was certified on October 25, 2019, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic began in January 2020.
Inslee further warned unvaccinated residents on Wednesday that he will soon impose even more harsh COVID restrictions to address the 146% spike in COVID cases despite 68% of Washington’s residents being “fully vaccinated.”
This comes as New York attempts to pass a similar bill allowing Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) to forcibly detain anyone she deems a public health threat.
The bill, called A.416, would “allow the governor or the appropriate health official to order the removal and detention of any person afflicted with a communicable disease in the event that there is a state of health emergency declared by the governor in relation to such disease.”
“[A]ny person or group removed or detained by order of the governor or his or her delegate shall be detained for as long as the department may direct,” the proposed bill states.
As we’ve reported, dehumanizing COVID internment camps are already in use in Australia, with authorities rounding up COVID-positive individuals and putting them in isolation for up to 23 hours a day.
The Washington State Board of Health will hold a virtual public meeting on January 12 to discuss the implementation of W 246-100-040.
Physician Assistant Scott Miller told The Gateway Pundit that Republicans are being pressured to fight back against the directive at the upcoming virtual meeting.
“If we can persuade this board to do the right thing and put our children first, our state will have hope,” Miller said. “We are desperate for them to uphold the principles that our nation was founded on and preserve the freedom we have as parents and Americans to determine what goes into our children’s bodies.”
“They have already set up the internment camps. I’ve seen photographs of them,” he added.
Read the WAC 246-100-040 directive: