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Everyone’s still swarming Amazon for these 50¢ coronavirus face masks

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  • Everyone is looking for face masks for sale online right now, and Amazon’s best-selling 3-layer face masks are the #1 choice for tens of thousands of our readers.
  • Now that the economies of many states are reopening, people are stocking up on coronavirus face masks again ahead as new coronavirus cases skyrocket in several states across the US.
  • Face masks are a necessity for everyone and the CDC recommends that we wear them for protection at all times whenever we leave our homes.

Nonessential businesses are starting to reopen in regions across the United States, which means that it’s now more important than ever that you follow three simple rules every single time you leave your home. First and foremost, you must wear a face mask like the CDC recommends on its website. Second, you need to practice strict social distancing and stay away from other people whether or not they’re wearing masks — and remember, 6 feet isn’t far enough. And third, you need to ensure good hygiene by washing your hands as often as you can and by using hand sanitizer whenever you touch a surface outside your home. And don’t worry, strong hand sanitizer is finally back in stock at Amazon.

There is definitely a second wave of novel coronavirus infections coming, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop reopening the economy. Quite the contrary, in fact. As long as we follow the three crucial guidelines we outlined above, we can definitely slow the spread of COVID-19. With that in mind, our readers will be excited to learn that Amazon’s best-selling face masks are not only back in stock today after selling out briefly over the weekend, but they’re also down to a new all-time low price of just 50¢ each thanks to a coupon on Amazon’s site.

Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) List Price:$11.30 Price:$24.94 ($0.50 / mask) You Save:$5.50 (49%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

You need to wear a face mask when you go out. Period. Even the CDC says so. People with nonessential jobs are still being advised to continue to shelter in place in most areas but even as businesses start to open up, you should still continue to quarantine yourself and only go out when you absolutely must. When you do have to go out to pick up groceries or do something else that is absolutely necessary, the CDC advises us all to use some type of protective face covering in order to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus. That DOES NOT mean you should wear an N95 mask or even the KN95 masks that are now flooding the market from China. As long as you practice social distancing and good hygiene, a standard face mask will do just fine.

There are a bunch of different options out there that won’t block healthcare professionals from getting the medical-grade face masks they all need so desperately. We recently told you how to quickly and easily make your own DIY face masks using supplies that you likely already have lying around your home, and they’re far more effective than other cloth DIY face mask instructions you’ll find online. If you want to step things up a bit, someone reverse-engineered an N95 face mask and posted instructions to make your own, complete with a virus neutralizer.

If you’re not the DIY type though, don’t worry because we have some excellent news for you.

Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) List Price:$11.30 Price:$24.94 ($0.50 / mask) You Save:$5.50 (49%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Last week, we told you that Amazon’s best-selling face masks by Jointown were back in stock and available to ship out right away. The wildly popular Jointown masks are linked above, and now there’s another best-seller that just came back in stock: Master Medical 3-ply face masks. They cost 60¢ per mask and that’s a bit more than Jointown’s masks, but they’re a great option if the Jointown masks sell out again.

Both of these options are 3-layer masks that do a great job of blocking things from your airways and preventing the virus from spreading if you already have it — provided you also take the necessary precautions and practice strict social distancing. These are not N95 masks or medical-grade surgical masks, and that’s important to note. That said, the CDC recommends that we wear cloth face coverings like these masks anytime we leave the house. They’re also much better than most of the cloth DIY face masks that people are sharing plans for online right now.

Disposable Face Mask, Pack of 50 Price:$29.94 ($0.60 / mask) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

When we told you about these face masks arriving back in stock on Amazon, tens of thousands of our readers rushed over to the site to buy them. Incredibly, however, these best-selling masks are still in stock and still available to ship right away. There are other face masks available right now on Amazon as well, so if shipping times start to slip back you can always use that page to find comparable masks. Another popular option among our readers lately is the even thicker MagiCare KN95 face mask. It’s a bit pricier than the other ones we’ve mentioned, but plenty of people out there are willing to pay for the extra sense of security. The 3-ply masks are more than good enough for most situations, but it’s smart to also have some KN95 masks on hand for higher-risk places like public transportation, airplanes, and doctor’s offices.

Price:$69.98 ($3.50 / mask) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

The aforementioned face masks from Amazon and the two DIY masks we linked earlier in this article are all great options, and they’ll definitely do the job if you also remain vigilant. Stay at home unless you absolutely must go out. Practice social distancing and stay as far away from other people when you do have to leave the house. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as frequently as possible, especially after touching surfaces outside of your home.

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Maren Estrada

Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.