I saw this today on NY Mag – How to Get Free N95 Masks From the Government: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/how-to-get-free-n95-face-masks-from-the-us-government.html. Longer article.
By Chas Danner and Margaret Hartmann January 20, 2022
It has been clear for some time that N95 respirator masks and other high-filtration masks like KN95s and KF94s provide the highest level of protection against the transmission of COVID-19, and that the cloth and surgical masks many Americans wear are inferior. But the government has been slow to act on this information. On Friday, the CDC finally updated its face mask guidance to emphasize the better protection offered by respirators like N95s and KN95s. And this week, the Biden administration unveiled plans to make 400 million N95 masks available for free at pharmacies and community health centers across the country — an effort the White House is touting as the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history. Here is what we know about the government’s free-mask plan so far.