Oregon nurse on leave after video flouting virus rules

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem hospital has placed a nurse on administrative leave after she posted a video on social media in which she said she does not follow safety directives meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when she is not at work.

Salem Health said it is investigating the post by the nurse, in which she said she does not wear a mask in public, travels, and lets her children have play dates.

The nurse’s original TikTok video was deleted, along with her account, but a duet of her video with a side-by-side reaction by another user remained on the app.

The nurse was wearing scrubs and had a stethoscope draped over her shoulders in her video, which appears to have been recorded in a break room.

Salem Health released a statement Saturday saying the nurse’s views and “cavalier disregard” for COVID-19 safety measures do not reflect those of the hospital.

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