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White House to distribute 400 million free N95 masks

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Coral Springs, Florida – The White House announced Wednesday the largest government masks distribution effort thus far.

Starting next week, the Biden administration will begin distributing 400 million free N95 masks to Americans.

Federal officials encourage Americans to wear N95 masks rather than cloth face coverings. Research shows N95 and KN95 masks, when properly fitted, are more effective than cloth masks in preventing transmission of the virus.

According to the White House, the N95 masks will be released from the federal government’s Strategic National Stockpile, which contains more than 750 million of them.

Americans would be able to pick up the masks at no cost at local pharmacies and community health centers, officials said.

According to the White House, shipments of the masks will begin late next week, and will be available for each person.

On Tuesday, the White House launched a website where Americans can order four free rapid COVID tests kits to be sent directly to their homes.

 

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