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  • Purell hand sanitizer is in stock right now on Amazon and is finally available for anyone to buy, so it’s definitely the most popular product right now among our readers.
  • That said, people have been just as excited to learn that 3M respirator face masks for sale on Amazon were supposed to be reserved only for hospitals and government agencies.
  • It appears as though Amazon made a mistake, so these 3M products may soon be restricted once again. You’ll also find plenty of options for NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 particulate filters that are in stock right now.

The biggest news on Amazon right now is that Purell hand sanitizer is somehow in stock, and it’s actually available for anyone to buy instead of just hospitals and government agencies. You can pick up a 24-pack of Purell, a 12-pack of Purell, or a 3-pack of Purell in larger bottles, and all three options are priced lower than they have been in recent weeks. Purell wipes are even in stock right now, though prices are inflated so you should only get them if you have an urgent need. Of course, there’s another type of personal protective product that everyone needs right now, and we’ve got some great news for you on that front as well.

Everyone knows that the number of new COVID-19 cases is skyrocketing in far more states than it’s dropping right now, and most doctors agree that we’ll have to keep wearing face masks for at least a year. By not wearing a face mask when you go out, you’re putting yourself and your family at risk unnecessarily. The good news is that prices have come down a lot lately, and there are also some new options that used to be available only to hospitals and government agencies.

Most 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 discount on the Amazon page, so you really have no excuses.

Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) Price:$24.94 ($0.50 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

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. MagiCare KN95 face masks are the most popular option among our readers, and they have been for quite a while. They’re on sale for just over $2 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. You can also get WCL KN95 face masks that are nearly as popular but they’re almost $4 apiece.

Price:$62.98 ($3.15 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
KN95 Face Mask, Pack of 20 Price:$78.40 ($3.92 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

Those are all best-selling masks that should do a fine job, but another option just became available thanks to a mistake that someone made over at Amazon — that’s right, Amazon has 3M respirator masks available right now on its site for anyone and everyone to order. What’s more, they start at just $29.95 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. Some are rated P95, which means they filter at least 95% percent of tiny airborne particles like aerosolized coronavirus (they’re just like N95, but they also filter oil-based particles instead of just airborne particles). You can also get filters 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.

Large 3M 6300 Respirator Face Masks and Small 3M 6100 Masks are both in stock right now at Amazon and ready to ship. You’ll need filter attachments as well, and you can find plenty of great options for NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 particulate filters to go with them.

Price:$30.00 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
3M Safety 142-6100 6000 Series, Small Reusable Half Face Mask Respirator Price:$26.00 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

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.

NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 Particulate Filters Price:$9.99+ Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

If you want an all-in-one option, you can get a Medium 3M 6200 Respirator Face Mask with cartridges and filters all together for $48.99.

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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.

Price:$155.00 ($15.50 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

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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