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Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More information is available here.
Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. More information is available here.

Find Free High-Quality Masks

Find Free High-Quality Masks
Updated Jan. 23, 2023

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:

For information about how to use your N95 respirator correctly, see How to Use Your N95 Respirator.

Pharmacy partners and community organizations can learn more about how to distribute or receive masks here.

Find specific manufacturer’s instructions for your N95 respirator model below. 

N95 is a registered certification mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).