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N95 & KN95 masks on their way, no new requests being taken

Update: As of Feb. 17, 6 p.m. mask requests are no longer being accepted.

Thank you to everyone who requested  N95 and KN95 masks this month through our A Mask for Everyone initiative.The supply of these higher-qualify face masks we had were available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. Our public health team is working quickly to fulfill these orders. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for delivery. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we respond to the high demand.

Free N95 masks provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are available at local pharmacies such as WalgreensCVS and Hy-Vee Under this program, every person is allowed up to three free masks, while supplies last.

Mask guidance and use

For masks to be effective, they need to worn correctly in recommended locations.

A Mask for Everyone is a Ramsey County initiative to ensure that individuals and families – specifically racially, ethnically and culturally diverse communities – have access to quality masks and accurate information about mask use to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Together, we want to help protect our residents and keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:36 p.m.