Denver, CO asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Illinois

Q: Is it child endangerment if the mother has Covid and the grandparents are high-risk and refuse help from the father?

My son's mother tested positive for Covid and went into quarantine. They live with her parents, who are both high-risk for Covid complications. I repeatedly offered to take care of my son, but was refused. Is this child endangerment because my son was at risk of not having anyone to take care of him should his grandparents get Covid? My son is 22-months old, and if his grandparents had complications from Covid, who would be there to take care of him?

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: No. My understanding from the medical professionals is that when a parent is told to go into quarantine, they are told their child has to go into quarantine with them, as the child has already been exposed.

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

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