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.
For information about how to use your N95 respirator correctly, see How to Use Your N95 Respirator.
Find specific manufacturer’s instructions for your N95 respirator model below.
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).