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N95 and KN95 face masks are for sale online, though some larger stores like Amazon, Home Depot and Walmart have historically been low or out of stock of these types of face masks. In light of the new variants, the CDC recommends wearing a nonsurgical face mask in lieu of a cloth or homemade mask.

To find in-stock N95 and KN95 face masks online, browse our list of Finder-verified mask sellers that offer a variety of masks and PPE products, including some made-in-USA options.

Where to buy N95 face masks online

DMB Supply

DMB Supply

N95 masks in stock and ready to ship.

DMB Supply currently has N95 masks and other PPE supplies in stock online and ready to ship the same or next business day.

  • In-stock now
  • 50-pack
  • Made in USA

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DreamHug

DreamHug

Find in-stock N95 masks online here.

DreamHug currently stocks American-made N95 face masks in boxes of 50 masks online.

  • In-stock now
  • 50-pack
  • Made in USA
Amazon

Amazon

N95 and KN95 face masks for kids and adults.

Amazon has a large selection of N95 and KN95 face masks available online and ready to ship.

  • In-stock now
  • Child and adult sizes
  • Free shipping for Prime members

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What are N95 face masks?

N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators, also known as N95 masks, fit tighter around the face than surgical masks and are designed to filter 95% of particles up to 0.3 microns in size. This means that N95 masks are capable of filtering out viruses and bacteria, including airborne particles and liquid contaminants.

N95 masks are tested, evaluated and approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is why you’ll see the words NIOSH-certified when shopping for N95 face masks.

Are N95 surgical respirators the same thing as N95 masks?

N95 surgical respirators are a subset of N95 masks and are intended for use by healthcare personnel who come into contact with airborne and fluid hazards — like sprays of blood and other bodily fluids — during surgery.

Simply put, you don’t need to get a surgical N95 respirator if you’re not performing surgery.

Can an N95 face mask protect me from Delta and Omicron?

With proper wear, a nonsurgical N95 mask may be your best choice against COVID and its Delta and Omicron variants. Because of these variants, the CDC now suggests cloth or homemade masks aren’t the safest precaution. It recommends the general public upgrade to nonsurgical N95s when supplies are available, but surgical N95 masks should be reserved for healthcare providers.

Some N95 masks have valves that make them easier to breathe through. Unfortunately, these masks don’t filter the air when you exhale and could potentially spread the virus to people within proximity if you’re infected. Many locations have banned N95 masks with valves.

Image source: CDC.gov

Are N95 masks reusable?

No. N95 respirators should be used for a maximum of 8 to 12 hours and should be discarded before meals and bathroom breaks, according to the CDC.

An N95 mask should also be discarded when it becomes damaged or deformed, no longer seals the face properly, is visibly sullied or is contaminated in any way.

When used by healthcare professionals, N95 masks should be discarded “after each patient encounter,” per CDC guidelines.

Which stores have N95 and 3M masks in stock?

Some big-box retailers have supplies of N95 and 3M masks in stores and online. However, many stores only carry stock in certain locations, so call your local store to see if it has stock before heading out.

Store Masks in stock online Masks in stock in stores
Ace Hardware Yes 3M masks available in select stores
Costco No No
CVS No No
Dollar Tree No No
Home Depot Yes – 3M masks available N95 and 3M masks available in select stores
Lowe's Yes – 3M masks available 3M masks available in select stores
Sears Yes – Limted supply of 3M masks available No
Target No No
Walgreens No No
Walmart No No

What’s the difference between P2, N95 and KN95 face masks?

The difference is in the country standards that measure the product’s performance. The N95 mask is a filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) that meets the United States standard of NIOSH-42CFR84. The KN95 face mask — the Chinese version of the same mask — meets China’s safety standard, GB2626-2006.

But both masks function and perform similarly. They filter a minimum of 95% of particles or droplets that are 0.3 microns wide or larger, including viruses, smoke and bacteria. Due to recent demand and shortages of N95 masks for medical workers, the US government has approved KN95s for use.

Both masks offer nearly the same level of protection, according to a study by respirator company 3M.

Certification/Class
N95
FFP2
KN95
P2
Korea 1st Class
DS
Filter performance ≥ 95%≥ 95%≥ 95%≥ 94%≥ 94%≥ 95%
Test agentNaClNaCl and paraffin oilNaClNaClNaCl and paraffin oilNaCl
Flow rate85 L/min95 L/min85 L/min95 L/min95 L/min85 L/min
Total inward leakage (TIL) N/A≤ 8% leakage ≤ 8% leakage ≤ 8% leakage ≤ 8% leakage Inward Leakage measured and included in User Instructions
Inhalation resistance ≤ 343 Pa≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)
≤ 240 Pa (at 95 L/min)
≤ 500 Pa (clogging)
≤ 350 Pa≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)
≤ 240 Pa (at 95L/min)
≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)
≤ 240 Pa (at 95L/min)
≤ 70 Pa (w/valve)
≤ 50 Pa (no valve)
Flow rate85L/minVaried – see
above
85L/minVaried – see
above
Varied – see
above
40L/min
Exhalation resistance ≤ 245 Pa≤ 300 Pa≤ 250 Pa≤ 120 Pa≤ 300 Pa≤ 70 Pa (w/valve) ≤ 50 Pa (no valve)
Flow rate85L/min160L/min85L/min85L/min160L/min40L/min
Exhalation valve leakage requirementLeak rate ≤ 30mL/minN/ADepressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 20 secLeak rate ≤ 30mL/minVisual inspection after 300L /min for 30 secDepressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 15sec
Force applied-245 PaN/A-1180 Pa-250 PaN/A-1,470 Pa
CO2 clearance requirementN/A≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%

What’s the difference between NIOSH-approved and FDA-cleared face masks?

Differences come down to function and intended use. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) tests and certifies standard respirator masks used in the workplace to prevent dust and other small airborne particles from inhalation. In contrast, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clears as medical devices both standard surgical masks and surgical N95 respirator masks intended for use by healthcare workers.

According to a NIOSH representative to whom Finder reached out, “NIOSH approves respirators in accordance with 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 84 (42 CFR 84), not to any other standards. Only respirators that meet or exceed all of the requirements established in the 42 CFR 84 standards are acknowledged by NIOSH, and only those that have been NIOSH approved may be marketed as a NIOSH-approved respirator. If a respirator is marked only N95, that does not constitute a NIOSH approval. Currently, N95 is not trademarked. It has been used to indicate a filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) is 95% efficient; however, it should not be used in a context that misleads a user to think an FFR is NIOSH-approved that is not.”

Approval or clearance organizationMask typeFunction
NIOSH-approvedStandard N95 respiratorReduces the number of airborne particles inhaled by the wearer.
FDA-clearedSurgical masksReduces the number of particles expelled by the wearer and offers protection from fluids.
NIOSH-approved and FDA-clearedSurgical N95 respiratorsReduces the number of airborne particles inhaled and expelled by the wearer, and offers protection from fluids.

What does a NIOSH-approved mask look like?

Below is an example of what a face mask should look like according to NIOSH approval standards. To verify if a respirator is NIOSH approved, use the NIOSH Certified Equipment List or its list of NIOSH-Approved filtering facepiece respirators.

Image source: CDC.gov

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How to remove your mask properly

First, wash your hands thoroughly before putting on your mask. When you’re ready to take it off, do not touch the front of the mask — it could be contaminated. Instead, remove the mask by pulling the bottom strap over the back of your head, followed by the top strap. Discard the mask, and then wash your hands.

How to dispose of a respirator mask

Follow these steps to properly dispose of your face mask after use:

  1. Remove the mask from your face.
  2. Place it inside a plastic bag such as a grocery bag or sandwich bag.
  3. Securely seal the bag closed.
  4. Place the bag in the garbage can.
  5. Immediately wash your hands.

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    JohnOctober 15, 2020

    Several months ago, I found a supplier on your website – Canopusgroup.us and used their website to order N95 masks. I see they are no longer listed on your website. Can you please let me know why they were taken off? Is it because those masks are not legit / effective? If so, I would really like to know so I stop using them!

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      angelicarusselOctober 22, 2020Staff

      Hi John,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      We understand why you are concerned as there are hundreds of thousands of counterfeit medical masks that are being peddled. The reason why you are not seeing Canopusgroup.us on the list is because vendors are temporarily taken off when they go out of stock and then put back when they’ve restocked. Please feel free to visit our page for updates.

      I hope this helps. Should you still need assistance, please do not hesitate to message us at any time.

      Sincerely,
      Russel

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    NormAugust 1, 2020

    Where can I order a black colored N95 disposable respirator with valve and material similar to 3M 8511 mask?

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      emilyvillaAugust 5, 2020Staff

      Hi Norm,

      I hope you’re doing well and I do understand the importance of searching for a product that would best suit your needs.

      Generally, in order to look for masks that are similar to what you are looking for, you may click on the blue ‘Shop now’ button on any of the lenders we have on the page. This will securely take you to their website where you can review more details and complete the transaction.

      If you click on the DreamHugs listing on the page, you will find they carry a black “reusable and washable KN95 protective mask”, and also black “disposable 3-ply” face masks, which may be the closest we can find.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

      Best Regards,
      Ems

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    SandyJuly 21, 2020

    I ordered a set of 10 masks from Cufy from your website and I couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t heard back from them. I was informed today that they did not fill my order because their “fraud protection” service said that I, an 86 year old woman who takes 5 heart meds a day, am a fraud. That my order was a phony and my credit rating is in the 800’s. No more ordering via a secondary website.

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      emilyvillaJuly 22, 2020Staff

      Hi Sandy,

      We’re sorry to hear you had this experience. Unfortunately, right now there are lots of cases of scams and fraud across the country as there is such high demand for legitimate PPE products. Because of the increase in scams, businesses are taking more and more stringent precautions, which includes using fraud software to help detect when an order is suspicious.

      Sometimes since the software is so effective, legitimate orders can get swept up and flagged as fraud in an abundance of caution. This is to protect the customer as much as the business.

      The best course of action is to contact Cufy using the contact information on their website, to ask that the order be submitted and sent. We appreciate you reaching out and we want to make sure you get the order you intended! Please let us know if you have any other questions and we’ll be happy to help.

      All the best,
      Ems

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    SusannaJune 22, 2020

    I cannot wear a mask with ear loops as I wear hearing aids that sit behind my ears. I have read that the KN95 mask comes with ties while the N95 does not. Can you clarify/recommend a model or style of mask that will fit my specific need? Thank you.

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      JhezJune 23, 2020Staff

      Hello Susanna,

      Thank you for reaching out to us here at Finder.

      I understand it’s not comfortable having to wear face masks and hearing aids at the same time. Unfortunately, we have no page specifically for KN95 masks with ties behind the back of the head. However, you can see above that cloth fabric face masks have this elastic tie strap. If you want to buy KN95 masks, you can customize it to a DIY KN95 mask by making the tie longer and tie it behind the back of your head. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    RockyMay 28, 2020

    Please advise from where can i get kids KN95 mask

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      fayemanuelMay 29, 2020Staff

      Hi Rocky,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      The stores featured on the page are the only sellers of KN95 available on Finder. We currently do not have the information if this masks come in a different or single size. If you prefer a mask that come in small, small/medium, medium/large and large – you may want try the N95. You may visit the seller’s official page by pressing the “Order Now” or “Shop Now” button to check if they have a stock for smaller size.

      I hope this helps. Keep safe!

      All the best,
      Faye

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