This week’s Face Behind the Mask is Qin Jiang.
Qin is a Residential Support Worker who has been focused on providing support to her clients through the pandemic.
We appreciate all the front-line and essential workers in our community who, like Qin, are working hard to help others.
Q: If you had to describe your experience of the pandemic in one word, what would it be?
Q: What is one way you have helped/reached out to someone else during the pandemic?
A: [I’ve been diligent about] wearing my mask, washing my hands, and keeping social distance.
Q: What is one way someone has helped/reached out to you?
A: Immigrant Service and Inclusion Powell River Society [have been helpful and supportive to me].
Q: What would you say is the most important thing that is helping you get through the pandemic?
A: Government support, friends’ support, and families’ support.
Q: What has been the most difficult thing about the pandemic for you?
A: I cannot go to China to visit and look after my parents, especially my mom who had a major operation last August.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who is struggling?
A: Keep in touch with your family and friends by phone or zoom, do some exercises or your hobbies, eat and sleep well, and wait for the vaccine!
Q: What is a good thing that has happened to you because of the pandemic?
A: I have realized that human beings are powerless when we face a virus [like this one]. We should be humble and respect all species.