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  • N95 masks by 3M and even better 3M N100 face masks Amazon have all been reserved solely for hospitals and government agencies, but several best-selling 3M N95 respirators are now being made available to everyone.
  • There is a possibility that this is a mistake on Amazon’s part, so these 3M products may soon be restricted once again to people on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus.
  • Long story short, you should definitely hurry if you want to get these 3M N95 face masks for yourself and your family, and there are also plenty of NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 particulate filters in stock as well.

The CDC is quite clear in the special coronavirus section on its website: “cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.” Wearing face masks combined with strict social distancing and good hygiene, which means using strong hand sanitizer all the time (you can get actual bottles of Purell right now if you hurry!), are the only ways to protect yourself and your family from the novel coronavirus. The number of new COVID-19 cases is climbing in far more states than it’s dropping, and most doctors agree that we’ll have to keep wearing face masks outside our homes for at least a year.

A lot of the time, you can get away with wearing a simple face covering like Amazon’s best-selling 3-layer face masks. As long as you wear them whenever you’re outside your home and you also practice social distancing, these masks will do a fine job of protecting you and those around you. They also happen to be on sale right now for only 50¢ each thanks to a $5 coupon you can clip on the Amazon page, so you really have no excuses.

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In addition to those masks for everyday use, however, it is also good to have some face masks that offer better protection on hand. For higher-risk situations like taking public transportation or visiting a doctor’s office, however, it’s good to have added protection. One option just became available thanks to a mistake that someone made over at Amazon — Honeywell face masks that are only supposed to be for hospitals are now available for anyone to order! These will sell out fast at just $1.32 per mask, so hurry up and grab them while you can.

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MagiCare KN95 face masks are another popular option on Amazon, and they have been for quite a while. They’re on sale for $3.50 each right now, which is a very good price. Definitely grab a few packs to keep on hand before they sell out. But you also have a rare opportunity to get even better masks if you hurry.

That’s right, Amazon has 3M respirator half face masks available right now on its site for anyone and everyone to order. What’s more, they start at just $34 each, so you won’t pay insanely gouged prices like you will on eBay and elsewhere.

3M 6000 Series face masks are among the best in the business. They’re made of high-quality materials that are impervious to germs and viruses, and they use replaceable filters that are rated either N95 or P95, which means they filter at least 95% percent of tiny airborne particles like aerosolized coronavirus, or they’re rated P100, which means they filter at least 99.7% of particles including particles in oils. Even though these masks are typically available on Amazon only to hospitals and government agencies, they’re not the kind of disposable N95 masks that hospital workers use. That means you’re not taking inventory away from healthcare workers, so you shouldn’t feel bad about buying these.

Medium 3M 6200 Respirator Face Masks and Large 3M 6300 Respirator Face Masks are both in stock right now at Amazon and ready to ship. You can also find plenty of great options for NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 particulate filters to go with them.


As for filters, we’ve got three great NIOSH-approved options for you that are all ready to ship and will arrive at your home within a week or two. The first one is made by 3M itself, and there are tons of other options right here on Amazon.

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Finally, if you want the best face masks you can possibly buy, there’s a rare opportunity on Amazon right now to by 3M N100 face masks that are even better than N95 face masks (99.7% effective vs. 95%). They’re pricey, but they’re in stock now and they’re actually much cheaper than they are right now on eBay.

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The novel coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Again, most doctors say we’ll have to keep wearing face masks outside our homes for at least a year. Face masks shouldn’t be reused more than a few times at most, so we’re going to need plenty of them in the months to come. Just take a look at the news and you’ll see that coronavirus cases are already climbing again all across the country. We’ve only barely just begun to reopen the economies in many states across the US, so face masks will be an ongoing need for the foreseeable future. Definitely pick up a few of these masks and enough filters to last you a while.


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