In the since-deleted video, the nurse identified as Ashley Grames lip-syncs to Dr Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as she lampooned the response of other staff at Salem Health hospitals
"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," she captioned the video.
While the TikTok account @loviskind05 was deleted following the video going viral on Friday, a second user, @amandabutcher2 reposted the original footage in a duet.
"Imagine being an oncology nurse during a pandemic and bragging about not taking precautions," @amandabutcher2 said in the re-post.
In a statement posted to Facebook, Salem Health said the nurse was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation for the video that "displayed cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic and her indifference towards physical distancing and masking outside of work".
They said that she does not speak for Salem Health or reflect the position of the other staff at the hospital.
"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," Salem Health added.
"The Covid pandemic is serious and requires a serious response. And at Salem Health we are very serious about our approach to Covid."
Almost 1,500 people have commented on Salem Health's Facebook post, prompting the hospital to respond asking for patience as they investigate.
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