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5 places you can buy coronavirus face masks right now

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  • The CDC recommends that everyone should wear face coverings anytime they leave their homes, and police are actually issuing fines in some areas to people who go out in public without a mask.
  • Amazon’s best-selling face masks are by far the most popular option, with tens of thousands of our readers buying them each week.
  • There are other places online where you can buy face masks right now, and we’ll run through five of the best options in this article.
  • Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories.

Head over to the CDC website and you’ll see the recommendation clear as day: everyone should wear a face mask anytime they go out in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should go out and spend $20 or more on a single N95 respirator mask that can’t even be reused. The CDC is NOT recommending that people wear medical-grade masks, after all. There is still a big shortage of face masks in hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the country, and you definitely shouldn’t reward unscrupulous sellers who are hawking precious N95 masks to the general public at ridiculous markups. In fact, you absolutely should report them.

The simple fact of the matter is you don’t need a medical-grade face mask to protect yourself because you don’t spend hours at a time treating coronavirus patients like doctors and nurses do. You’re smart, so when you go out you always make sure to practice social distancing and good hygiene. For those reasons, there is a wide range of face masks that will provide you with more than enough protection while shopping in a supermarket or making other quick essential runs out of your home.

The favorite options right now among our readers are the Jointown Safe Shield Face Mask, which costs just $0.78 each, and the Pacli 3-Layer Face Mask, which is just $0.80. Boxes of 50 are in stock and ready to ship right now at Amazon from both brands, and they happen to be the best-selling face masks on the retailer’s entire site. If you’re handy, you can also make your own DIY coronavirus face masks quickly and easily using materials you already have lying around your home. If you’d rather just buy face masks and you want some options aside from the best-sellers we just told you about, you’ll find five great places to buy face masks listed below.


Head over to this face mask page on Amazon’s site and you’ll find a wide range of face masks that are available right now, including the best-sellers we mentioned above. There’s a good mix of 3-layer masks and various types of cloth face masks, and several of the most popular options are ready to ship soon and will be delivered within a week.

Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) List Price:$11.30 Price:$38.99 ($0.78 / Mask) You Save:$1.94 (17%) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Price:$39.99 ($0.80 / Mask) Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Price:$14.99 Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Face Masks and Protective Face Covers Price:$8.99+ Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Amazon Handmade

Did you know Amazon has a whole like Etsy that’s full of handmade products? There are tons of handmade face masks available right now over at Amazon and you’ll be surprised at how affordable some of the options are.

Handmade Face Masks Price:$10.00+ Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

Sun Lovin’ Roots

While Sun Lovin’ Roots is best known for its women’s wear, the store has pivoted a large portion of its business to protective face masks. You’ll find a very wide range of styles and prints, and the store donates one mask for every three purchased.

Sun Lovin' Roots Face Masks Price:$18.00 Buy Now Available from a partner
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Arm the Animals

Arm the Animals is another brand that doesn’t normally make face masks, but it’s making plenty of them right now. The shop will also donate one face mask to California hospitals for every mask purchased.

Arm the Animals Face Masks Price:$18.99 Buy Now Available from a partner
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Swaddle Designs

Last but not least, Swaddle Designs has shifted some of its manufacturing capacity away from baby products so it can offer face masks. The company’s masks fit very well and they’re made of comfortable material that contours to the face.

Swaddle Designs Face Masks Price:$9.99+ Buy Now Available from a partner
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