Biden administration to give out free N95 masks. Here’s where to find them

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2022
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Ted S. Warren, Associated Press

The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free beginning next week.

The news: The U.S. government will make the masks available at local pharmacies and health centers.

The program will likely be “fully up and running by early February,” a White House official told CNN.

Why it matters: The highly-transmissible omicron variant has caused experts to recommend N95 masks as the proper mask to use to stay safe from infection. The U.S. government’s decision to release them for free means more Americans can stay protected against omicron.

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