In action I have though was the essential party of Ms. Hickox’s argument ( and I though valid), the judge has granted a 24 hour VOLUNTARY hold…But has dismissed the Maine Governors right to ORDER the nurse quarantined….
She was NEVER infected in the first place….
A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Friday that she should continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state officials so monitoring can continue. But, because she’s not showing symptoms, the judge says she’s not infectious.
The state went to court Thursday to impose restrictions until the 21-day incubation period for Ebola ends on Nov. 10.
October 31, 11:20 a.m.
Judge Grants Order Restricting Quarantined Maine Nurse
A judge in Maine has granted a request by state health officials to temporarily restrict the movement of Kaci Hickox, the nurse who has defied a 21-day quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
The order is only for 24 hours, but it limits her travel and bans her from public places or within three feet of other people outside her home, according to the Associated Press. Hickox left her home in Fort Kent on Thursday to go for a bike ride and then to speak with reporters. She has argued the mandatory quarantine is not based on science and violates her civil liberties. Hickox said she has no fever and therefore could not transmit Ebola even if she had it, because only people with symptoms are contagious. She has about two weeks left on her quarantine….Share on Facebook