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Free N95 masks are arriving at pharmacies and grocery stores. Here’s how to get yours

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Updated January 26, 2022 at 10:24 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Nearly a week after the Biden administration announced it will deploy 400 million free N95 masks to the public, the high-quality face coverings are starting to arrive at pharmacies and grocery stores. “Every person is allowed up to 3 free masks pending availability,”… Read More

NIOSH-approved N95 respirators

Ready for an N95? Here’s how to find a high-quality one that fits you well

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — After months of public health experts urging Americans to start wearing higher-quality masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated its mask guidance for consumers. While the agency didn’t recommend one type of mask over another, its new guidance emphasizes that N95s and similar high-filtration respirators offer the… Read More