Kaci Hickox, the Ebola nurse who was forcibly held in an isolation tent in New Jersey for three days, says she will not obey instructions to remain at home in Maine for 21 days.
“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines,” Hickox says.
“I am not going to sit around and be bullied by politicians and forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public.”
Maine health officials are prepared to “pursue legal authority” to enforce a quarantine Tuesday as reports surfaced that Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and shows no symptoms of the virus, doesn’t intend to obey the quarantine. Maine health officials have said they expect Hickox to agree to be quarantined at her home until three weeks have passed since her last potential exposure to the virus. She traveled to Maine from New Jersey on Monday by private car after her release.