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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: texasgirl
Yes. Sorry for not being clear. Video here: www.cnn.com...
"JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, we can tell you a temporary order has been filed and signed by the chief judge of the district court here in Maine, and it was actually filed yesterday. This is a temporary order now from a court specifically saying that Kaci Hickox cannot, number one, go into public places, cannot take commercial aviation, cannot take public transportation, cannot go into any type of a workplace. She can go outside of her home; she can walk, she can run. She has to stay at least three feet from any person. . .
"Now, this order was based upon a sworn affidavit by the Chief Medical Officer for the Maine CDC. Her name is Sheila Pinette. And in this sworn affidavit, she says many things that we have not known before. One of the things that really struck me was she specifically states that the roommate of the respondent -- which is Kaci -- in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected. She also goes on to state that when Kaci was being transported from New Jersey to Maine, the CDC tried to contact her, asked her to contact them. She did not return the call to Maine's CDC en route to Maine, but responded by an e-mail saying she was not going to go to the home here, she was going to go someplace else in Maine, but then changed her own plans and ended up here.
Maine health officials had gone to court on Thursday in an attempt to bar her from crowded public places and require her to stay at least 3 feet from others until the 21-day incubation period for Ebola was up on Nov. 10. She would have been free to jog or go bike riding.
But the judge turned the state down.
Gov. Paul LePage said he disagreed with the ruling but will abide by it. Officials said there are no plans to appeal.
"As governor, I have done everything I can to protect the health and safety of Mainers. The judge has eased restrictions with this ruling, and I believe it is unfortunate," LePage said.
Later in the day, the governor lashed out at Hickox, saying: "She has violated every promise she has made so far, so I can't trust her. I don't trust her. And I don't trust that we know enough about this disease to be so callous."
Friday’s temporary order was the second issued by the court. The first, which enforced the stricter limits sought by the state, was issued Thursday and expired at 9 a.m. Friday. That came within hours of her defying Maine officials, leaving her home and going for a bike ride with her boyfriend.
The second temporary order will remain in effect until a hearing is convened to determine whether a permanent court order should be issued.
The hearing has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Wednesday Nov. 5, in Bangor, according to court documents.
The first, and now expired, court order granted the state’s desired restrictions, which temporarily banned Hickox from public transportation and public places, such as shopping malls and movie theaters, and stipulated she remain at least 3 feet away from other people when outside her home.
“The three points [the judge] still recommends I abide by are the three points I believe are part of this compromise we could make,” Hickox said. “I have been compliant with the direct monitoring the CDC recommends and will continue to be compliant.”
Not long after the press conference, a CDC worker arrived at Hickox’s house escorted by an officer from the Fort Kent Police Department.