An oncology nurse in Salem, Oregon, was placed on administrative leave after she posted a TikTok video implying how she was eluding COVID-19 safety measures.
In the now-deleted TikTok video, the nurse was seen wearing scrubs and a stethoscope, lip-syncing to a song from the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
The caption under the video, posted from the handle @Loveiskind05, read, “When my coworkers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I’m out and let my kids have play dates.”
Even though the video in itself wasn’t harmful, the caption created a furor as it disrespected the significance of the guidelines put forward for fighting the global pandemic.
The video and the account were immediately deleted, but a duet video by a TikTok user criticizing the nurse is available on social media platforms.
A spokesperson from Salem Health identified the nurse as Ashley Grames, who worked