Have you dreamed of being a modern day superhero, but the lack of phone booths to change into your costume has left you without a way to save the world? Now is your chance to make a difference.

Given the statewide mask order and the importance of wearing masks to combat the spread of COVID-19, the City of Morro Bay is launching the “Be a Face Mask Hero” campaign.

The campaign encourages residents and visitors to be a hero by wearing face mask coverings in Morro Bay.

“Wearing a mask demonstrates kindness, humility, and respect for others by helping to protect one another and be part of the solution,” a city press release states. “The City of Morro Bay remains committed to the health and safety of our community as the main priority and focus during these times and we want to encourage those visiting our community to help keep everyone safe in a positive, fun manner.”

City public safety staff will hand out stickers and other swag items to visitors and residents that they see wearing a face covering and thanking them for being a hero in our community.

The City hopes this fun campaign will encourage greater mask wearing but may issue warnings or citations to those who refuse to do their part.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Jennifer Callaway at 805-772-6217.