The state of Maine issued a court order restricting the movements of Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox after she returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa.
Police are now stationed outside Hickox’s home as of Friday.
Health officials from the state obtained a 24-hour court order “limiting Hickox’s travel, banning her from public places and requiring a 3-foot buffer until there’s a further decision Friday,” The Associated Press. Continue reading
Nurse Kaci Hickox left her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur.
Police are monitoring her, but can’t detain her without a court order signed by a judge..
Chris Christie was forced to fold on his decision to quarantine Nurse Kaci Hickox who was being kept in a tent in a hospital parking lot over Ebola.
A title wave of White House pressure effectively reversed Christie’s mandatory 21-day quarantine.
The state-defying u-turn came after Obama successfully lobbied Christie’s New York counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to relax their quarantine rules. Continue reading
Kaci Hickox, the nurse held in quarantine over Ebola is planning to file a federal lawsuit to challenge her confinement as a violation of her civil rights.
Hickox broke the news via her lawyer on Sunday.
Norman Siegel, a well-known civil rights lawyer, said that Kaci Hickox’s confinement after she returned from West Africa raised “serious constitutional and civil liberties issues,” given that she remains asymptomatic and has not tested positive for Ebola. Continue reading
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who landed in quarantine in New Jersey upon arriving back home from treating Ebola patients, is speaking out against the hellish living conditions she’s endured throughout her time in isolation.
“This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated,” Kaci Hickox told media Sunday. Continue reading