Free masks are available at many local pharmacies. Find locations with this CDC Tool. Please check with locations for availability. Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTW 1-888-720-7489) for assistance.  CDC Masks Opens in new window

How to wear your mask:

  • If possible, wash or sanitize your hands immediately before and after putting your mask on and immediately before and after taking it off when planning to reuse it.
  • Place the mask over your face, with the bottom below your chin and the nosepiece up.
  • Adjust straps, with the tops strap behind your head and the lower strap below your ears. Do not cross the straps.
  • Adjust the metal nose clip using fingers from both hands to mold the metal to the shape of your nose
  • Adjust fit as necessary to reduce air flow around the mask
  • If you wear glasses and find fogging to be a nuisance, wash the lenses with soapy water and shake off the excess before putting on your mask (wipe off nose piece to minimize skin irritation).
  • For more information, check out the CDC page about types of masks