Free N95 masks directed to CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and more

Free N95 masks directed to CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and more

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there will be a limit of three free N95 masks per person through this program.

SACRAMENTO, California – On Wednesday, January 19, the US government announced it will distribute 400 million free N95 masks to pharmacies across the country.

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there will be a limit of three free N95 masks per person through this program.

Here’s when pharmacies expect these free N95 masks to be available to residents:

According to CVS, the supply of N95 masks they received from the federal government is distributed on an ongoing basis to nearly 9,800 CVS pharmacy locations.

“The inventory has started arriving at these select stores and pharmacies and will continue on an ongoing basis as more supplies become available,” a CVS Health spokesperson told ABC10.

CVS says there will be signs posted at the front of their stores to indicate the availability of the N95 mask.

According to Walgreens, the first shipments of N95 masks have started arriving at Walgreens warehouses.

“As of February 1, the masks have begun to be introduced in the first wave of stores and will continue to roll out to other stores over the next few days and weeks,” Walgreens said in a statement. “We expect all participating stores to be delivered by mid-February.”

Walgreens will frequently update its N95 mask program store locator as stores receive their shipments.

To find a Walgreens near you that distributes free N95 masks, click HERE.

“We expect the masks to be available by the second week of February at the front of more than 5,100 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the country,” a Walmart spokesperson told ABC10.

According to Rite Aid, they anticipate that all of their stores will have free N95 masks by early February.

“Please visit the mask table or pharmacy cashier to receive the three free N95 masks while supplies last,” Rite Aid said in a statement.

Here is a list of other local retailers that carry free N95 masks:

Find your local Health Mart pharmacy HERE.


A full list of retailers carrying free N95 masks under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program can be found HERE.

Sacramento residents are encouraged to call their local pharmacy and inquire about free N95 masks.

See more: How to find out if your COVID-19 mask is legal

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