Melissa McCarthy hangs out with her mom Sandra in Studio City after filming new Discovery+ series

Double Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy and her mother Sandra shielded themselves and others from the coronavirus by masking up while hanging out together in Studio City on Monday.

Nationwide COVID-19 hospitalizations are reported to have increased by 3% and deaths increased by 7% on average last week thanks to the omicron variant.

Since 2020, 8.7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered worldwide, but 5.3 million people have died from the fast-spreading virus – according to Johns Hopkins University.

Family first: Double Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy and her mother Sandra protected themselves and others from the coronavirus by masking up while hanging out together in Studio City on Monday

The 51-year-old, born in Illinois, carried a black backpack as he dressed in a black beanie, matching turtleneck, gray cardigan, blue jeans and boots of oxblood.

Melissa is preparing to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with her husband of 16 years, Ben Falcone, and their two daughters – Vivian, 14; and Georgette, 11.

Last month, McCarthy and his cousin Jenna Perusich began filming their own Discovery+ series The Great Giveback, produced by the Scott Brothers, which will air in “late spring 2022”.

“I can absolutely guarantee that I will cry in every episode,” the star producer of Nine Perfect Strangers – which has 16.5 million social media followers – wrote on Nov. 14.

Winter in Los Angeles: The 51-year-old, born in Illinois, carried a black backpack while dressed in a black beanie, matching turtleneck, gray cardigan, d blue jeans and oxblood boots

Winter in Los Angeles: The 51-year-old, born in Illinois, carried a black backpack while dressed in a black beanie, matching turtleneck, gray cardigan, d blue jeans and oxblood boots

Holiday cheering: Melissa (R, pictured in 2020) prepares to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with her husband of 16, Ben Falcone (L), and their two daughters - Vivian, 14;  and Georgette, 11 years old

Holiday cheering: Melissa (R, pictured in 2020) prepares to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with her husband of 16, Ben Falcone (L), and their two daughters – Vivian, 14; and Georgette, 11 years old

“These people are incredible and their stories are inspiring. Thank you @hgtv @discoveryplus and @scottbrothers for trusting @jenna_perusich and me with blueprints + power tools.’

Melissa and Jenna will combine their desire to help others and their love of renovation and design to surprise amazing people with beautiful home makeovers.

Jonathan Scott was particularly impressed with McCarthy, whom he enlisted to appear on his bridesmaid-themed TikTok on December 10.

New gig on the small screen: Last month, McCarthy and his cousin Jenna Perusich (2-R) began filming their own Discovery + series The Great Giveback, produced by the Scott Brothers, which will air in “late spring 2022 »

New gig on the small screen: Last month, McCarthy and his cousin Jenna Perusich (2-R) began filming their own Discovery + series The Great Giveback, produced by the Scott Brothers, which will air in “late spring 2022 »

‘I can absolutely guarantee I’m going to cry in every episode’: Nine Perfect Strangers star producer and Jenna will combine their desire to help others and their love of renovation and design to surprise amazing people with beautiful transformations Of house

Jonathan Scott was particularly impressed with McCarthy, whom he enlisted to appear in his bridesmaid-themed TikTok on December 10

'Are you a fan of bridesmaids?'

‘Are you a fan of bridesmaids?’ Jonathan Scott was particularly impressed with McCarthy, whom he enlisted to appear in his bridesmaid-themed TikTok on December 10

The two-time Emmy winner will next play the actor’s version of Asgardian death goddess Hela (Cate Blanchett) opposite Matt Damon and Liam Hemsworth in Taika Waititi’s sequel Thor: Love and Thunder, which will be released in US theaters and British on July 8.

The star-studded ensemble also includes Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Karen Gillan, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe and Sam Neill.

Next year, Melissa will also play Amily Luck in her 48-year-old husband’s eight-episode series God’s Favorite Idiot, about a tech support worker who becomes God’s unwitting messenger.

In theaters in the US and UK on July 8!  The two-time Emmy (M) winner will next play the actor's version of Asgardian death goddess Hela (Cate Blanchett) opposite Matt Damon (L) and Liam Hemsworth (R) in Taika Waititi's sequel Thor: Love and Thunder

In theaters in the US and UK on July 8! The two-time Emmy (M) winner will next play the actor’s version of Asgardian death goddess Hela (Cate Blanchett) opposite Matt Damon (L) and Liam Hemsworth (R) in Taika Waititi’s sequel Thor: Love and Thunder