How to get free N95 masks: Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and more –

Millions of protective N95 masks meant to limit the spread of COVID-19 are now available for free in lots of locations across the United States.

More than 400 million masks were released from the Strategic National Stockpile, federal health officials have said. Last month, they were shipped out to thousands of retail locations across the country, including pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS, and retail locations like Meijer stores in Michigan. Three free masks are available per person.

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Want to get your own allotment of free masks? Here are some of the locations that will have them, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • CVS
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation’s pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO), Elevate Provider Network
  • Kroger Co. (including Kroger, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Ralphs, King Soopers, Smiths, City Market, Dillons, Mariano’s, Pick-n-Save, Copps, Metro Market, QFC)
  • Meijer
  • Rite Aid
  • Topco Associates, LLC (including Acme Fresh Markets, Associated Food Stores, Bashas, Big-Y Pharmacy and Wellness Center, Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Super One Pharmacy, FRESH by Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Coborn’s Pharmacy, Cash Wise Pharmacy, MarketPlace Pharmacy, Giant Eagle, Hartig Drug Company, King Kullen, Food City Pharmacy, Ingles Pharmacy, Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Pharmacies, Save Mart Pharmacies, Lucky Pharmacies, SpartanNash, Price Chopper, Market 32, Tops Friendly Markets, ShopRite, Wegmans, Weis Markets, Inc.)
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart, including Sam’s Club
Face masks in bulk

Face masks in bulk. (Amazon and Walmart)

Looking for the best online deals on face masks? Here are the low-cost options we found. Some are available with free shipping:

WALMART (Disposable)

Black Disposable Face Mask Adults Mouth Cover 3Ply with Ear Loop 50 Pcs. $9.99

Heypex Global Earloop Disposable Face Masks, 25ct.. $5.88

5Ply Black Disposable Face Mask 50cts. $41.99


KN95 Individually Wrapped. $1.19 each

Well Before N95 Medical Respirator Mask – NIOSH Approved. $1.59 each

Well Before N99 Respirator Mask – NIOSH Approved. $1.59 each

3D (KF94 Style) KN95 Mask With Adjustable Ear Loops. $1.59 each

AMAZON (Disposable)

Comix Disposable Face-Masks with 3-Layer Adult Masks, L707 Pack of 100. $19.99

100PCS Black Disposable Face Mask 3 Ply Filter Protection Non Medical Face Masks. $15.99

Pack of 100] Single Use Disposable Blue Face Mask, Soft on Skin, Pack of 3-Ply. $16.99

Bigox Face Mask Disposable Earloop Blue 50Pcs. $12.68

Disposable 3 Ply Face Mask with Elastic Ear loops, Breathable and Comfortable Protective Masks. 50 count. $14.20

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