Free N95 masks are now available at some U.S. stores as part of the White House's plan to hand out 400 million of them from the Strategic National Stockpile. Midwest grocer Meijer told The Washington Post that it has already received about 3 million masks.
The supermarket chain Hy-Vee said in a tweet that its pharmacies are now offering free N95 masks as well. Other major chains are expected to start handing out the N95 masks later this week, including Walgreens.
Three free N95 masks will be available for each adult, according to federal officials.