As the debate over masks rages around them, people in Cote-Saint-Luc are available now to answer all your questions on mask-wearing. Their suburb officially went all-in on masks since July 1. Bylaws like this are interesting partly because they circumvent one of the major reasons psychologists say people aren’t wearing masks more frequently—that they just worry about looking weird. “One of the psychological issues about mask-wearing is that it makes people feel self-conscious. And one reason for that is that it’s not a norm yet,” said Kim Lavoie, a psychology professor at UQAM. But with a law taking care of making it a norm, and no need to worry about looking like an outlier, people in Cote-Saint-Luc say they’re adjusting.
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