Sophomore marketing major and National Guard specialist cleans up COVID-19

Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Markeyvia Talley is a sophomore marketing major working to assist those affected by COVID-19. Talley, along with 13 others, goes into buildings such as nursing homes and residences to decontaminate everything inside, including bedrooms.

Talley has to wear a protective suit and mask and says sometimes people are afraid because they do not know who she is or why she is there. Recently, one of the buildings she serviced had about 30 COVID-19 cases.

“It’s a lot to take in, and it tugs at your heart a little bit,” Talley said. “But at the end of the day, we have to do our jobs.”