FORT KENT, Maine – A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has returned to Maine, where her partner is a student.
An attorney representing Kaci Hickox said Tuesday that she’s at an “undisclosed location.” Her partner’s home in Fort Kent was quiet with no sign of activity.
Maine health officials have announced that she agreed to be quarantined at home. That’s a step beyond what’s required by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that call for monitoring for health care providers who show no symptoms after treating Ebola patients.
Attorney Steve Hyman said he’s working with state health officials in Maine. He said Hickox deserves to be “honored, not detained” for her work in Africa.