HOA Threatens Nurse With $1,000 In Fines For Parking 'Quarantine' RV In Her Driveway

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A homeowners association in Jacksonville, Florida threatened a nurse with up to $1,000 in fines for parking a recreational vehicle meant for quarantine in her driveway.

"They had a big argument, discussion via the board without speaking to us and decided that we needed to remove our RV or we would be charged $100 a day, up to $1,000, if we left it here," Sarah Lynch, a clinical nurse coordinator for a Jacksonville hospital, told News4Jax Tuesday.

Lynch works from home "triaging calls and managing staff and patients," according to the report. She believes that soon she will have to physically go to the hospital and wants to be prepared in case she may become infected with the novel coronavirus.

"The time will come when I will probably need to isolate myself," Lynch said.

She and her husband, who works for the Department of Defense, moved the RV from storage and parked it in their driveway so that anyone who becomes infected would be able to isolate from the rest of the family. The couple has a special needs daughter in their home. The RV has a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen, optimal for a person in self-quarantine.

A few days after the RV had been parked in their driveway, the Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club homeowners association taped a note to the RV demanding that the vehicle be removed.

"We figured the HOA would probably be a little bit more lenient as the community is all pulling together," Lynch said. "I figured people would be like, 'Ah, we'll wait 30 days and see what's going on then and we'll reassess.'"

The couple moved the RV back to a storage facility after receiving the note from the homeowners association. News4Jax reports that Lynch said "the HOA board deemed it a nuisance and the president refused to negotiate with her."

Newsweek reached out to the homeowners association in Lynch's community, but they did not respond back in time for publication.

According to the Florida Department of Health, there are 6,693 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the state and 87 deaths. There are 218 confirmed cases in Duval County, where Jacksonville is located, and four deaths.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that he would be signing a statewide executive order telling Floridians to stay at home for the next thirty days, making his the last state with over 5,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to do so.