TONTITOWN, AR—The Duggar family has been cited by law enforcement officials for violating a local ban on large gatherings in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The family gathered for their usual evening meal, having also been visited by several of the grown children in the family and their spouses, when a police officer knocked on the door.
"The CDC recommends no more than ten people gather at a time and you're well above that limit, folks," the police officer said after Jim Bob Duggar warmly invited him into the home. "Sorry, but you're going to have to choose a few of the kids and send them on their way."
The Duggars drew straws and ended up sending several of the kids to seek their fortunes in the wider world.
"It's sad to see them go, but rules are rules," Michelle Duggar said. "They'll go out, find a spouse eventually, and return with two or three kids once the ban on large gatherings is over."
Unfortunately, the Duggars were found to be out of compliance once again when they immediately got pregnant.