10/28/2014 08:22 EDT | Updated 12/28/2014 05:59 EST

Ebola nurse who was quarantined now in Maine; state officials say she'll remain in seclusion

FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is back in her home state of Maine.

Nurse Kaci Hickox left the hospital Monday and headed home, where her partner is a nursing student at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Her lawyer confirmed Tuesday that she's in Maine, but her location was unknown. Her partner's home in Fort Kent was quiet, with no sign of activity early Tuesday.

Maine health officials have announced that she'd agreed to be quarantined at home, even though she shows no Ebola symptoms. But her lawyer disagrees with officials over how long she'll have to stay in seclusion.

Attorney Steve Hyman said Hickox deserves to be "honoured, not detained" for her work in Africa.