New SF mural shows Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia in masks

The imagery of these rock icons is intended to keep up the solidarity of wearing masks to beat COVID-19.

Video Transcript

- Three murals made their debut in San Francisco today, featuring Bay Area icons and a public-health message. Mandatory mask wearing was not a thing in their era. But the likenesses of Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia are being used to spread the word about how important wearing a mask is to beat COVID-19.

The Moving Lives of Kids Art Center sponsored these works in the Haight Ashbury.

KYLE HOLBROOK: We haven't gone. We haven't beat it yet. You know, we know the vaccine's out. We know we're almost there. But we got to still keep practicing social distancing. Let's keep wearing our masks. And let's do that together in solidarity to beat this virus.

- Yeah, just stunning artwork there. The center received a grant and special permission from the building owner to paint those murals.