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I keep trying to repeat messages of encouragement to my co-workers
“I work as a Hostess at a hospital. It’s a dietary aide job. Normally, I would talk to patients, figure out what they want to eat, and help set their menus. When COVID-19 started...
I just wake up every day and tell myself that this job is crucial, and we all have to do our part
“Everyone thinks that it’s just nurses, doctors and surgeons that are important in a hospital, but the hospital would not run without every single department and personnel that’s...
We are supporting residents physically, mentally and socially
“I’m a Health Care Worker in the community social services sector. We take care of residents with special needs, administering medication, preparing food, feeding them, and...
I need to make sure the connection between families is maintained
“With COVID public health orders, residents’ families are not allowed in our facility. So I need to make sure the connection between families is maintained – that could be on the...
If you have a positive attitude, it’s going to rub off, it’s infectious
“If you have a positive attitude, it’s going to rub off, it’s infectious. I come in every day with a big smile, and I am leaving at the end of my shift with a big smile. I make it...
That kind word or smile can make a big difference in someone’s day
“We shouldn’t just be kind and considerate of people right now during the pandemic, we should always be. I never thought I would live through something like this, and it’s made me...
We are essential – we have the power
"I’m an Industrial Electrician. I work all over the hospital servicing all of the electrical systems – including lighting, power outlets, power distribution, and any kind of...
I communicate with them in a simple way
"I hum when I clean. The patients will smile and laugh sometimes with me because I communicate with them in a simple way – just “Hi, how are you doing? I’m coming into your room.”...
It's an opportunity for me to help and take care of people
“We play a critical role in keeping the hospitals clean to protect patients and residents. I work as a Housekeeper in Emergency. When rooms become empty, I work with a team to...