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Artistic safety message sprayed on ROC sidewalks

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Shawn Dunwoody is known for his murals, but has switched to a different theme because of the coronavirus. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. – While the City of Rochester has put up barriers to encourage social distancing, a local man has taken a different approach to meet the same goal.

Shawn Dunwoody is known for his murals, but has switched to a different theme because of the coronavirus.

Now, Dunwoody spray-paints his message on the sidewalks of downtown Rochester. His message falls in line with a new standard, to stay six feet apart.

The spark for Dunwoody came when a longtime friend passed away due to the virus. While it’s difficult for him to talk about, he’s turned to spreading his message through a different form.

He’s now made 15 of these shrines around Rochester, using only stencils and paint before packing up to move on.

He has the permission of the police department, along with a website, to help spread his message.



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