SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A Salem Health nurse is on administrative leave after posting a controversial TikTok downplaying the seriousness COVID-19 precautions.

Cara, a family member of a recent Salem Health patient, said she's shocked any nurse would make light of a global pandemic.

“At first when I saw it I was like, 'I can’t believe a nurse would do that, how ridiculous,'" Cara said.

Then, Cara realized the nurse works at Salem Health where her 83-year-old grandmother was receiving cancer treatment last month. She said she doesn't know if the nurse worked with her grandmother, but she said the thought alone is scary.

“The pandemic was always a concern, like, ‘oh what if she catches COVID because she’s having to go to this hospital multiple days a week for these treatments?’ But the thought it could’ve come from someone who was supposed to be taking care of her was just like, 'wow OK, thanks,'" Cara said.

In the TikTok, the nurse in question is wearing scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck in what looks to be a break room. The caption over the video reads "when my coworkers find out I still travel, don't wear a mask when I am out and let my kids have play dates."

Salem Health put out a statement on Facebook Saturday addressing the TikTok, saying the nurse "displayed cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic". The post goes on to say the nurse is on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Cara said she's happy they're taking action, but wishes they'd do more.

“I would actually prefer she be removed permanently. It’s bad enough we have people going around day-to-day not really taking this seriously and not caring, but to me, this seems levels worse when it’s someone who should be actually educated on bare minimum virology and immunology," Cara said.

FOX 12 went to the nurse's house Saturday night to ask her for an interview, but she declined to comment.

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Husky Loyalist

She is following the protocol at work. What she says on a social media site is no one's business.

Caracalla

And there goes the First Amendment(the rest of the Constitution soon to follow).Thanks dems. Welcome to harris/pelosi's U.S.S.A.

Mr Q

Remember kiddies.... if you are not in lockstep with the Democrats agenda you WILL be destroyed......

Cat of the Canals

The troll comments on this thread are surprisingly good! Conspiracy theories, name-calling, encouraging dangerous and ignorant behaviors, selfish anti-mask sentiments, and even condemning hospital safety guidelines. Good work trolls. Very entertaining!

commentor

So you are a sheeple then?

Merlin

This whole “pan-dem-ic” reminds we when I was in grade school, all the boys would run when a certain female student would walk in the room because she had “cooties”.

Punished Snake

Good for that nurse! We need more people like her. The commie cough has a survival rate of 99% for ages 69 and younger, 94.6% for older. We've been lied to.

countrymike

touch your mask, touch the door, the merchandise, pass the money, all the while a mask supposed to eliminate the virus. Well the restrictions are putting people out of a way to have a home, eat, pay their bills. We have had pandemics before and none went away till they played themselves out. This nurse doesn't need to lose her job because of a militant disagreeable. She just needs to be taught a few things about the rules.

commentor

Sounds like Cara is an obedient sheeple, bought into this scamdemic hook line and sinker. The democrats love people like her, the blindly obedient.

CherryAnn1000

This nurse knows what we already know--the virus, while it exists, is an extreme hoax to try and do a control experiment on the American people, and it worked (so far). My husband was at a local lab here in Salem recently, and the tech who oversees special parking for CV patients told him quite candidly that they have been told in the med community to increase numbers for CV to meet a quota. So if you are in hospital for a heart attack, it will be attributed to CV, and so will a lot of others which have nothing to do with CV. Kickbacks, anyone? We have continued to live our lives just as she has, and I would encourage others to do the same. This whole virus debacle has been stretched far beyond what it really and what it really encompasses to oppress us, and it needs to stop.

commentor

' they have been told in the med community to increase numbers for CV to meet a quota.' Correct. A plain jane type death only pays $$, while a 'Covid-19 related' death pays $$$$$ and then some.

Beyondthewhy

Even health care workers are turning against the forced shutdowns and house arrest orders.

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