Mission District Mural Highlights COVID's Impact

A new mural in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood is a gift from health care workers to the community they serve. The artwork highlights how people's lives were impacted by the pandemic.

The mural is a collaboration between artists and health care workers. It's on a building on York Street off of 24th Street.

"The butterflies are actually a symbol of people we've lost during the pandemic," said artist Marina Perez-Wong as she putting the finishing touches on the mural.  

The artwork honors frontline worker for their contributions and sacrifice.

"We wanted to commemorate the lives affected by COVID," said Dr. Triveni DeFries with Richard Fine People's Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

The project was commissioned by health care workers.

"Many of our patients are essential workers. They're farm workers, health care workers, construction workers.

It also commemorates the work of frontline workers in our own