Friday, October 31, 2014

Maine Judge Orders Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients and is locked in a standoff with the governor over quarantine rules, has been temporarily ordered by a court to stay at least three feet away from other people and avoid public places, reports NBC News.

The court order, issued late Thursday, leaves room for Hickox to go outside but instructs her to stay away from public transit and workplaces, and not to leave the town of Fort Kent.

The judge ordered a hearing on Hickox’s quarantine to take place within 10 days, when he can weigh whether it violates her civil rights.

Hickox has said she felt a quarantine was not justified, and did not intend to abide by it.


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