Nurse Suspended After Mocking Protocols On TikTok

The Salem Statesman Journal reports:

An oncology nurse at Salem Health has been placed on administrative leave after posting a video on social media showing disregard for COVID-19 restrictions.

In the video, uploaded Friday to TikTok, the nurse, identified by hospital officials as Ashley Grames, says she doesn’t wear a mask in public outside of work, continues to travel and allows her children to have playdates.

Grames’ original post, on her account @loveiskind05, has been taken down, but a “duet” recorded by another user includes the original footage. The video shows the nurse mocking her coworkers’ response to her lack of COVID-19 precautions through a lip-dub of Dr. Seuss’s Grinch from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

The hospital responded on Facebook:

Yesterday, a nurse employed with Salem Health posted a video on social media which displayed cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic and her indifference towards physical distancing and masking outside of work.

This video has prompted an outcry from concerned community members. We want to thank those of you who brought this to our attention and assure you that we are taking this very seriously. This individual does not speak for Salem Health and has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

We also want to assure you that this one careless statement does not reflect the position of Salem Health or the hardworking and dedicated caregivers who work here.

The nurse has deleted her TikTok account but a “duet” with the original video remains on the platform.

@amandabutcher2To each their own, but why would you brag about it to others? 🤦🏻‍♀️ I guess we could ask Loveiskind05 #nurse #covid #health #pandemic #fyp #foryou

♬ original sound – Amanda Butcher