President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and others were spotted wearing two masks when meeting with Japanese Prime Minster Suga last week:
Today, President Biden hosted Japanese Prime Minister Suga for his first foreign leader visit. The two leaders renewed an alliance that has become a cornerstone of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and the world — and recommitted to addressing our shared challenges. pic.twitter.com/zBeXJ38J7n
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 17, 2021
And from the POTUS Instagram account:
Biden even sported two masks while eating with the prime minister!
White House photo shows what looks like a burger and fries lunch for the Friday visit of Japan’s prime minister. pic.twitter.com/loN6ZAqqu0
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) April 17, 2021
The CDC has advised people to wear two masks because the outside mask makes the inside mask fit more snugly to the face. Or something:
— CDC (@CDCgov) February 11, 2021
But, yesterday, everyone at the White House was back to just one mask. What gives?
This afternoon, President Biden held the latest in a series of meetings on the American Jobs Plan. He brought together a bipartisan group of Members of Congress–all former governors or mayors–to discuss the need for federal investment in rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/QqMLB4OYQ7
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 20, 2021
And it’s also not clear when Biden has to even wear a mask when meeting with people in the Oval Office. Via the POTUS Instagram account:
In summary, you need to wear two masks indoors. Except when it’s safe to wear one mask indoors. And sometimes you don’t have to wear a mask at all. Simple, right?