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Grocery Work During COVID 19

April 30, 2020 - 12:57 pm

“I’m working with at least four people who are above 60 that just got hired when I got hired, because they got laid off…..There are people that have young children at home, people with pregnant spouses…People are making this decision out of necessity and it is just tragic that folks have to risk their lives in order to buy food…”


Talisha Herald made her living as a bartender and makeup artist before the state mandated closures due to COVID 19. Today, she’s a grocery store and InstaCart worker. Herald describes how she’s adjusted to the layoffs and picking up new gigs.

Producer: Yuko Kodama  Special thanks to Jesse Callahan for help with this story

Photo: Talisha Herald