Oregon nurse on administrative leave after bragging about breaking COVID-19 rules on TikTok

An Oregon nurse was put on administrative leave after posting a TikTok video in which she brags about not following the mandatory COVID-19 restrictions. 

  • An Oregon oncology nurse revealed she does not follow the state’s COVID-19 restrictions in a TikTok video.
  • After the clip went viral, the nurse was immediately put on administrative leave.
  • The hospital she works at deems her behavior as “cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic.”

On Sunday, November 29, an oncology nurse at Oregon’s Salem Health was put on administrative leave because of a TikTok. As CNN reports, the video showed how the nurse proudly declares she does not follow some of the obligatory coronavirus precautions.

The TikTok clip, which is currently taken down, showed the oncology assistant wearing scrubs and a stethoscope while 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.”

Although it was taken down, the clip was reposted by another TikTok user and gained massive social media attention.

@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

The hospital the nurse works for distanced themselves from her careless statement.

According to a Salem Health Facebook post, the video “displayed cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic and her indifference towards physical distancing and masking outside of work.” They added:

“Salem Health believes we all need to do our part to protect the vulnerable and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19. This includes requiring staff, patients and visitors to follow guidance from the CDC and others about mask-wearing and social distancing.”

The institution asserted that the nurse would be on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

Shockingly, the scandalous video comes as the state of Oregon has been experiencing a wave of new COVID-19 patients. What is more, Salem Health is known to be the fifth on Oregon Health Authority’s list of workplaces with employee-related cases.

According to Oregon’s latest weekly report on the pandemic, Salem Hospital has had 91 employee-related positive coronavirus cases.

What do you think of the oncology nurse’s behavior? Do you follow strictly the mandatory COVID-19 safety measures? Let us know in the comment section!

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