Killeen, Texas residents will have the chance to get free N95 masks starting next week.

As numbers for the coronavirus continue to fluctuate, the Biden Administration is making good on a promise to make some PPE available to Central Texas residents.

The Trump administration originally considered the idea of giving all Americans access to the stockpile of N95 mask when the pandemic first began, but that consideration was quickly shelved. The current administration recently announced they are now prepared to take the initiative.

USA Today, the New York Times, and FOX News report that beginning next week, 400 million mask will be available for citizens free of charge. Officials are stressing that better face protection will prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. N95 mask are known for being highly protective.

According to the White House, the masks will begin shipping out this week for distribution, and will be made available for pickup at pharmacies and community health centers in your area. Further details regarding if kid sizes will be made available soon, as well as information no how long individual masks can be worn.

This is set to be the largest distribution of free masks since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Biden administration has also made free at-home COVID-19 testing kits available via the USPS website. The kits are set to begin shipping some time in February. Each household is allowed to order one kit which has 4 test in a bundle. For more information regarding the FREE at-home testing kit, click here. 

 

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