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Nurse's Boyfriend Says UMFK Asked Him to Take Online Classes

FORT KENT, Maine — The boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox says Maine's protocols for Ebola quarantines are affecting him as well. Ted Wilbur lives with Hickox and is a nursing student at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. But for the duration of what is essentially a 21-day quarantine, he says he has to take online classes.

"The aid workers and what not — it's affecting their partners," Wilbur says. "I'm not able to go to school, and if we had kids, they probably wouldn't be able to go to school as well."

Wilbur says he's missing tests and can't hand in academic assignments. University officials have said Wilbur voluntarily chose online classes. Wilbur says he was asked to take them.