The White House plans to distribute 400 million N95 dust masks from next week at no cost, Washington Post reported.
The news comes a day after the White House launched its website to distribute millions of free COVID-fast antigen tests at home.
N95 respirators are tightly woven three-layer synthetic fabric masks typically worn by healthcare professionals, painters and factory workers to filter bacteria, dust, aerosol paint and other large particles.
N95 masks are so-called because they filter out 95% of the particles down to 0.3 microns.
Coronavirus measures about 0.1 micron or less.
In 2020, Pres. Joe Biden announced a joint effort with the U.S. Postal Service to send millions of blue surgical face masks to U.S. homes.
But late last year, the CDC finally admitted that blue surgical masks are useless against the virus. Surgical masks were designed to catch larger bacteria – not viruses.
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The CDC recommended N95 or KN95 masks for adults and children to combat the mild Omicron virus.
The White House said the N95 masks will be distributed by Strategic National Stockpile, which has about 750 million N95 masks.