Maine Pizzeria Awaits Nod from Police to Deliver Pizza to Ebola Nurse

Maine Pizzeria Awaits Nod from Police to Deliver Pizza to Ebola Nurse

Creatas/Thinkstock(FORT KENT, Maine) — A nurse fighting Ebola quarantine orders in Maine may get at least one perk: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street.

Nurse Kaci Hickox told reporters Wednesday night that the one thing she missed while she was cooped up in her Fort Kent home was Moose Shack pizza. Now, the pizzeria is in contact with the police department to see whether they can deliver a pizza to her on Thursday.

Hickox, 33, returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa last week and on Thursday morning broke Maine’s voluntary quarantine by going on a bike ride as officials waffled between whether to seek legal enforcement to the quarantine or let her off the hook with a blood test.

April Hafford, whose father owns the pizzeria, told ABC News that their biggest concern is how their customers will feel about it.

“It’s such a small place here, and it could go either way,” she said. “There’s a lot of people that maybe wouldn’t come here because of it — and who would come because of it. It could go either way.”

Hafford, who said she’s seen Hickox and her boyfriend in the pizza shop three times since it opened in January, said Moose Shack has already received a lot of calls about Hickox Thursday morning, and that the quarantine is a controversial issue in the small town.

So does Hickox have pepperoni or veggies coming her way on that pizza? “I don’t know,” Hafford said. “We haven’t decided what kind yet.”

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