The Face Behind the Mask: Qin Jiang

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? 

A: Unimaginable

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.

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As of March 15, Vancouver Coastal Health will be offering a public vaccination site located on the upper level of the Powell River Recreation Complex.

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