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Double-Masking Might Become The New Normal

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Double-Masking Might Become The New Normal

Masks have remained on as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but it might be time to add another layer of safety.

The idea of this gained popularity at President Joe Biden's inauguration just five days ago, when people watching the event on TV noticed some of those in attendance were wearing two masks.

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So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says wearing two masks only offers more protection, calling it "common sense."

"That's the reason why you see people either double-masking or doing a version of an N95," Dr. Fauci told TODAY.

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was one of the few spotted at Biden's inauguration double-masking. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not officially recommended wearing two masks rather than just one.

Some researchers are saying one of the best possible mask combos would be a surgical mask and a tightly woven fabric mask, as the surgical one would act as a filter and the fabric one would add another level of filtration and better fit.

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Health officials say it's due to "increasing levels of transmission."

Starting Wednesday, August 25, B.C. will once again be introducing a mask mandate for all indoor public spaces.*

"We need to continue to do those things that keep us safe and one of those is wearing masks in these indoor settings as rates of transmission in our communities have crept upwards," said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry via a video conference.

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During the announcement, Horgan mentioned "random audits" in the form of roadside stops to ensure people aren't leaving their heath regions.

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