Chris Christie, an NJ governor, recently indicated that a nurse currently held in a Newark hospital would be given a chance to leave the state and sent to her home in Maine.
Christie, who was heavily criticized after Kaci Hickox, a nurse, was documented in isolation at a hospital in Newark, said the person is still subjected to a mandatory quarantine under the state’s laws in Maine, but with Maine officials to regulate it.
Hickox, who was detained for treating patients diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone, retained a civil rights lawyer and would file a suit to keep the nurse off her current quarantine state.
Legal experts aren’t agreeing with the nurse’s ability to fight off against her quarantine.
The NJ Department of Health said that efforts were made to keep Hickox as comfortable as possible with access to a mobile device, computer, and choice of food.
It was reported that the state’s mandatory quarantine policy infringes on the constitutional right of the nurse and appears to be too broad.