Ebola in America: Maine Pizzeria Delivers Pie to Ebola Nurse

Moose Shack pizzeria got police approval to deliver pie to Kaci Hickox.

ByABC News
October 30, 2014, 4:48 PM

— -- An Ebola nurse fighting quarantine orders in Maine got a special delivery this afternoon: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street.

Nurse Kaci Hickox, told reporters last night that the one thing she missed while she was cooped up in her Fort Kent home was Moose Shack pizza. So this morning, the pizzeria contacted the police department to see whether they could deliver a pizza to her today.

"You're a lifesaver," Hickox's boyfriend Ted Wilbur said when the pizza arrived. "Thank you."

Hickox, 33, returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa last week and this 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, delivered the pizza to Hickox's home this afternoon. Earlier today, she told ABC News that the pizzeria's biggest concern was how their customers will feel about the special delivery.

"It's such a small place here, and it could go either way," Hafford 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 this morning, and that the quarantine is a controversial issue in the small town.

And for those wondering, it was a pepperoni, black olive and mushroom pizza.

ABC News' Tina Chen contributed reporting.