High Point mural shows support for healthcare workers

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — You might notice something new the next time you walk around downtown High Point.

Local artist Jenna Rice painted a mural as a tribute to health care workers fighting COVID-19.

“If I were to name this piece, I would name it ‘The Light’ as the healthcare workers, the healthcare industry, they are the true light in the darkness and this crisis that we’re in,” Rice said.

Rice says health care workers are the true heroes in the pandemic.

The mural took her about eight hours to make.

She hopes it reminds everyone about the importance of social distancing during this time.

The number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina is 2,542 as of 11 a.m. Sunday — as reported via the News & Observer from N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and county health departments. Twenty-eight people in North Carolina have died.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which last updated its numbers on Friday evening, there are 239,279 coronavirus cases in the United States and 5,443 deaths.

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