Where to Get KN95 Face Masks
COVID-19 cleaned out the face mask inventory in most of the country in February and March. It's been hard for many folks to get their hands on some since.
For those of you who need to wear one, or prefer to right now, there are a couple of sources you can grab some from right now.
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A pack of 10 runs you $44.95 or $4.95 each.
A pack of 50 runs you $199.95 or $3.99 each.
They are also selling a Pandemic Medic kit for $25 which has 5 masks (surgeon style, not N95), 5 gloves and 5 sanitizers.
If you are wondering what the difference is between an N95 mask and a KN95 mask, read this great explainer.
Wearamasknow.com is selling 5 KN95 masks for $40 with free shipping: $8 each.
50 KN95 masks for $350 or $7 each.
or KN95 100 masks for $650 or $6.50 each.
LA Police Gear has KN95 Masks for $3.99 each.
Uncharted Supply Co. has N95 and KN95 mask intermittently for $8 for N95 and $5 for KN95.
These masks don't have N95 or KN95 ratings, and are better described as "face coverings" since they will not filter out virus particles, but are instead intended to decrease the amount of liquid particles released or absorbed from a cough or sneeze.
Mystery Ranch has them for $16 each (with a purchase limit of 25.)
WARNING-SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND LIMITATIONS: The MASK has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not a medical device. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.The MASK is a cloth face covering. It is not a surgical mask and is not an N-95 respirator mask. The MASK was designed and produced in accordance with CDC guidance regarding “Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.”
Amazon has a range of face masks. The ratings on some of them seem OK, some not so much.
See our article about protecting yourself against Pandemics.
Check out our Ultimate Gas Mask Guide.
Read about the types of filters you can use to protect against viruses and other threats in our Best Gas Mask Filters guide.
Learn how to make your own Hand Sanitizer here.
We'll add more suppliers as we find them!