The Oregon nurse is on leave because she boasts of not wearing a mask, traveling further, and letting her children play in the TikTok video.
- An Oregon oncology nurse is under investigation after he boasted in a video released to TikTok of violating coronavirus safety guidelines.
- He was placed on administrative leave by his employer, Salem Health
- There was a nurse in the clip – named Ashley Grames – who admitted that she didn’t take COVID precautions like wearing a mask
- Both Grames’s video and TikTok’s profile were deleted by TikTok, but the clip was saved and reshared by other users
- In the video, TikTok asked for the dismissal of some contributors due to an obvious violation of security regulations
An Oregon nurse was placed on administrative leave after publishing a TikTok video that mocked basic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The original post has since been deleted, but another user made a copy of it and re-posted it on their profile as a duet.
“Imagine being an oncology nurse during an epidemic and bragging about not taking precautions,” they wrote.
In an original video posted by user @ Loveiskind05, a nurse dressed in a bush with a stethoscope was seen in a hospital breakroom with the caption, “When my co-workers find out I’m still traveling, don’t wear a mask when I come out and let my kids play.
The nurse was identified by Buzzfeed as Ashley Grames, who became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in October 2010, and has been a registered nurse since 2015 according to online records.
An Oregon oncology nurse, though, is under investigation after boasting in a video posted for TikTok of violating coronavirus safety guidelines.
In the clip, Ashley Grames confessed that she did not take COVID precautions
The caption that the nurse travels does not wear a mask and allows children to have play days is a direct violation of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s policies aimed at preventing the virus from spreading.
The CDC, which recommends fewer trips, should wear a mask around others when social distance is not possible and avoid gatherings with people outside the household.
But the nurse’s obvious sincere testimony prompted users to identify her, who then immediately alerted her employer, Salem Health.
Salem Health on a Facebook page thanked people for contacting them.
Although the company did not name Grames as a concerned nurse, it was said that an employee was “placed on administrative leave pending investigation.”
Both Grames’s video and TikTok’s profile were deleted by TikTok, but the clip was saved and reshared by other users
The video posted for TikTok shocked users, who then tried to identify him
The hospital’s announcement read: “A nurse at Salem Health posted a video on social media showing that the taster was disregarding the severity of the pandemic and his indifference to physical distancing and camouflage outside of work.
“Salem Health believes we all need to do our part to protect the vulnerable and prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19.
“This includes requiring staff, patients and visitors to follow the guidelines of the CDC and others regarding wearing masks and social distancing.
“The COVID epidemic requires a serious and serious response. And at Salem Health, we take our approach to COVID very seriously.
The nurses ’employer shared concerns about the video and tried to reassure people in a statement on the company’s Facebook page.
Many commented on the post, saying it is reprehensible if a nurse fails to implement basic COVID-19 precautions.
“Who would ever go to a hospital where their nurses don’t understand basic public health protocols,” one man asked. “If your staff doesn’t ‘believe’ in science, how can it be a medical institution. Are you wondering how dirty this place is?” Said another.
While some considered the hospital prudent because it was suspended during the investigation, others questioned why it was not dismissed immediately.
– There should be no investigation. Kick him out and take away his licenses. You don’t deserve to be a nurse if you just do it to endanger most immunocompromised people, ”said one Facebook user.
“You need to evaluate your employees and make sure they are the best possible candidates for the positions you offer,” another commenter said.
The video was taken when the United States recorded 4 million cases of coronavirus in November alone, as the country headed for a “third wave” of infections
The video was made when the U.S. recorded 4 million cases of coronavirus in November alone, as the country headed for a “third wave” of infections.
Public health experts believe the rate is likely to increase following recent holiday trips.
In the United States, more than 265,000 people have died from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.