Thursday, 21 Jan 2021

Nurse suspended over clip of her bragging about not wearing mask outside work

An oncology nurse has been placed on administrative leave over a TikTok video where she bragged about not wearing a face mask outside work.

Ashley Grames was suspended by Salem Health in Oregon over the video, which had the caption: ‘When my coworkers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I’m out and let my kids have play dates.’ 

Grames filmed herself lip-syncing to a woman screaming in an apparent bid to share her co-workers horror at her refusal to follow official US Centers for Disease Control guidance. She wore her uniform for the clip, which is said to have been filmed inside a break room at the hospital where she works.

Buzzfeed News reported that Her TikTok came to light after other users responded to it with a split-screen ‘duet’ which saw them take Grames to task over her admission. People with underlying health conditions including cancer are at higher risk of potentially deadly side effects from Covid.

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The scandal-hit healthcare worker has since deleted the clip. She been a registered nurse since 2015, and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for five years prior to that.

A spokesman for Salem Health said afterwards: ‘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.

‘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 Covid pandemic is serious and requires a serious response. And at Salem Health we are very serious about our approach to Covid.’ 

Coronavirus has now infected close to 13.4million Americans, and killed 1.46million across the US.

Doctors are bracing themselves for another surge in cases after millions traveled to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with loved-ones.

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