“I Still Travel, I Don’t Wear A Mask”: Oregon Nurse Suspended Over TikTok Video Dismissing COVID-19 Precautions

An Oregon nurse was suspended over a TikTok video in which she bragged about shunning various pandemic restrictions and recommendations.

When my co-workers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I’m out and let my kids have play dates,” read a caption on the video, posted by oncology nurse Ashley Grames – who was mouthing lines from a scene in ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ in which Cindy Lou Who learns who the Grinch is.

A cancel campaign quickly ensued

Salem Health responded, saying in statement: “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,” adding “This individual does not speak for Salem Health and has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.”

Yesterday, a nurse employed with Salem Health posted a video on social media which displayed cavalier disregard for the…

Posted by Salem Health on Saturday, November 28, 2020

Over 1,500 people have commented on the post, with “hundreds calling for the nurse to be fired and her license to be revoked,” according to The Hill.

“Administrative leave? For knowingly exposing immunocompromised patients to Covid and then bragging about it? I’m an RN and I’m so disappointed in this response,” wrote one person, while another commented “As someone fighting cancer, I can only imagine how her patients feel after seeing this news.”

According to the report, citing data released last week – Salem Hospital has the highest employee-related covid cases of any hospital in Oregon.