An oncology nurse at Oregon’s Salem Health was put on administrative leave Saturday after she posted a TikTok video in which she bragged about flouting her state’s pandemic restrictions, the hospital told CNN.
The video, which has since been taken down, showed the nurse, wearing scrubs and a stethoscope around her neck, pretending to scream with a caption that read: “When my coworkers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I am out, and let my kids have playdates.”
posted a version of it to their account — which has received hundreds of thousands of views.
to Facebook on Saturday.
The hospital went on to distance themselves from the nurse’s comments, saying “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 hospital said the nurse will be on administrative leave until an investigation that “will thoroughly and accurately ascertain the facts in this case” is complete.
it sent a crew to the nurse’s home to get a comment but she declined.
CNN has not been able to reach her for comment.
just last weekend. Plus, Marion County, the home of Salem Health, has had some of the
highest numbers of cases in Oregon, while the hospital itself is fifth on Oregon Health Authority’s list of workplaces with employee-related cases.