Find Free High-Quality Masks
Free N95® respirators, a type of high-quality mask, may be available from the federal government through pharmacies, local health clinics, community support agencies, and organizations. Examples include area agencies on aging, centers for independent living, long-term care ombudsman programs, tribal nations, protection and advocacy systems, and developmental disabilities councils.
Use the links below to check locations for available N95 respirators:
- Local health clinics
- The Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) disability and aging networks. For detailed information on ACL’s programs, and to find a local program please check this fact sheet.
- Local health departments. Visit CDC’s Public Health Gateway to search local senior health officials, state, local, and territorial health departments, and tribes and Indian organizations.
3M Model 9205+
If you wear an N95 with an exhalation valve, you will be protected from others who may have COVID-19. If you have COVID-19, an N95 will protect others from you; however, an N95 with a valve may not protect others as well as an N95 without a valve. To make the 3M Model 8511 as protective as an N95 without a valve, 3M Multi-Use Duct Tape can be used to cover the valve in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Honeywell (formerly Sperian) Model 14110444
N95 is a registered certification mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).