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Moscow mandates are back in some parts of the country in response to local races COVID-19 cases, and masks are still required for those using public transport. If you have to wear a mask – or just want to beware of the BA.2 Omicron sub-option that extends to the northeast, you’ll need the N95 mask.

The good news: the availability of the N95 mask is high, and prices for the N95 are lower than ever.

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What you need to know about N95 masks before you buy

N95 masks provide the best protection against COVID-19, as they are designed at least for filtration 95% of all particles in the air more than 0.3 microns when worn properly. This means that the N95 mask will be your best protection against the BA.2 Omicron variant spreading to the northeastas well as social distancing.

It is important to choose a mask N95, approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Find a complete list of approved N95 brands here (and all the elections below are, of course, approved by NIOSH). Caution: There are fake N95 masks online, so be sure to check the brand name on the NIOSH website and shop from reputable retailers to avoid the fake N95 mask eventually.

Genuine N95 masks can be hard to track, but we found some available on Honeywell, Amazon and below.

Benehal N95 respirator mask (20 pack)


Benehal through Amazon

These masks are NIOSH approved have four layers of filter and have an adjustable nose clip. Double elastic straps on the head eliminate pressure on the ears and are designed to make wearing the mask more comfortable.

Benehal N95 Respiratory Mask (Pack of 20), $ 18 after coupon (reduced from $ 53)

Disposable Honeywell DC300 N95 respirators (20 pack)

Disposable Honeywell DC300 N95 respirators


This is a new Honeywell design designed to fit more facial shapes and minimize pressure points. It comes in packs of 20 pieces.

Disposable Honeywell DC300 N95 respirators (20 pack.), $ 30

Kimberly-Clark N95 Professional Respirator (50 pack)

Kimberly-Clark PROFESSIONAL N95 respirator bag


If you want to buy 50 at a time, these N95 platypus masks from Kimberly-Clark have a large breathing chamber for comfort and soft but strong bandages. After a short period of unavailability, these N95 masks are again available on Amazon for fast delivery, so get them before they sell out (again).

Kimberly-Clark N95 Professional Respirator (Pack of 50), $ 58

Respirator 3M N95 8210 (20 pack.)

Personal protective equipment 3M Respirator 8210


These masks are 3M prevent fogging of glasses and have a foam pillow for maximum comfort on the nose.

Respirator 3M N95 8210 (20 pack.), $ 17 (reduced from $ 30)

3M Aura N95 respirator (3 packs)

3M Aura 9205+ N95 respirator


These are disposable N95 masks The 3M company has an adjustable nose clip, chin tongue and a low-profile design that directs air from the nose panel to reduce the fogging of the glasses.

3M Aura N95 respirator (3 packs), $ 10

NO WAREHOUSES: disposable multi-purpose breathing mask N95 (25 packs)

Disposable mask N95

Home Depot

Home Depot has several face mask options N95including this 25 pack. These N95s have an adjustable nose clip and head strap.

Multipurpose respiratory mask N95 (25 pack.), $ 42

Disposable Honeywell Safety DF300 N95 respirator (50 pack)

Disposable Honeywell Safety Flatfold respirator


This face mask is N95 has a soft foam nose pillow for maximum comfort. Its moisture- and moisture-resistant filter material repels moisture. For less than $ 1 per mask, these Honeywell N95s are some of the best N95 mask offerings.

Disposable flat respirator Honeywell Safety DF300 N95 (pack of 50), $ 43 (reduced from $ 51)

What you need to know about free N95 masks

The Biden administration announced the plan make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free through local pharmacies (e.g. Walgreens, CVS and some supermarkets) and local medical centers.

Supplies are limited to guarantee availability, and baby masks will not be available (at least initially). And unlike free tests on COVID-19 at home These free N95 masks offered by the government cannot be shipped. So, if you need a reliable supply of N95 masks, you will need to open your wallet and choose one of the N95 options above.

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