The voluntary isolation that Nancy Snyderman and her crew members agreed to is now mandatory—and it might be because she apparently needed to make a food run last week. NBC's chief medical editor and her team were working closely with cameraman Ashoka Mukpo in Liberia when he contracted Ebola earlier this month, so they all agreed to return to the states and hole up for 21 days as a precaution. However, Planet Princeton readers say they spotted Snyderman sporting sunglasses in a Mercedes on Thursday outside of New Jersey's Peasant Grill while a man went inside to pick up food. TMZ then picked up the report, talking to a source who says the restaurant is one of Snyderman's favorites.
The Princeton police and health department will enforce the new quarantine, with officers patrolling the area where she and her crew are staying to ensure the quarantine "is secure," Planet Princeton reports. Snyderman has copped to a violation of the order, though she hasn't owned up to her particular role in it. "While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed," she says in a statement, per NBC News. "We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused." Meanwhile, Mukpo is starting to feel better and took to Twitter to tell everyone he has "endless gratitude for the good vibes." (More Ebola news: A masked rider on an LA bus threatened riders with Ebola yesterday.)