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The best N95 face mask deals available now

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The White House is bringing back free at-home COVID test orders as part of "winter preparedness plan." To help safeguard yourself and those around you during this season, the CDC advises that in addition to getting the new COVID vaccine booster for fall 2023, you should also practice proper hand hygiene and consider wearing an N95 mask to fight the spread of COVID and more illnesses

Luckily, N95 masks are much more affordable and easier to find than they used to be -- a far cry from the days of N95 mask shortages. The shopping experts at CBS Essentials have found the best N95 mask deals below. We've even found on-sale KF94 masks for children.

The best N95 mask deals

When it comes to combating coronavirus transmission, experts say wearing an N95 mask (along with vaccination and boosting) is your best bet. Here are some of the best N95 deals available right now.

Benehal N95 Mask Particulate Respirators (20 pack)

Benehal via Amazon

These NIOSH-approved masks have four filter layers and feature an adjustable nose clip. The double elastic head straps eliminate pressure on the ears and are meant to make wearing the mask more comfortable. 

Get a 20-pack on sale now for just $27, regularly $31.

"We use our masks briefly several times each week, basically whenever we will be in a confined space with others," an Amazon customer says. "We find that one of these will last us several weeks, even during the hot summers here in the South. Very pleased."

3M N95 8210 respirator (20 pack): 53% off

3M Personal Protective Equipment Particulate Respirator 8210

These 3M masks prevent eyewear fogging and have a foam cushion for maximum comfort on your nose. Their two-strap design features a welded dual point attachment that helps provide a secure fit.

"The masks are still kind of tight, but they have to be to do their job. A loose mask is an ineffective mask and these are N95s, which means they're designed to be especially effective, which in turn means they're going to be somewhat tight," an Amazon customer says. "I personally found the tightness quite bearable, and reassuring - it helps me feel that the mask is doing its job."

This 20-pack of masks is deeply discounted right now. Get a pack for just $13, regularly $28.

3M Aura N95 respirator (10 pack): 55% off

3M Aura Particulate Respirator 9205+ N95

These disposable N95 masks by 3M feature an adjustable nose clip and chin tab, plus a low-profile design that directs air away from the nose panel to reduce eyewear fogging. 

This 10-pack is just $9 right now, reduced from $21.

"I didn't think I would like this mask but I like it better than the medical masks," an Amazon customer says. "They fit well and are more comfortable and easy to use them multiple times before disposing of them and have not had a single problem. I am required to wear a mask because of health issues. A great buy for the money, great quality."

These masks are also available in a 20-pack.

The best deals on face masks for kids

It's not just adult face masks that are on sale: We found deals on KF94 face masks for kids.

Brookwood Medical kids disposable KF94 face masks (30 pack): 20% off

Kids Disposable Face Masks
Brookwood Medical

Choose from all sorts of kid-friendly prints in this disposable, four-layer face mask. The mask's fish-style design prevents gaping and it won't cling to their mouths. Not only are they designed to be comfortable, these masks are designed to be breathable, so that your child can wear them for extended periods without feeling suffocated. These masks also come with adjustable straps that can be tightened or loosened to achieve the perfect fit.

This 30-pack is on sale now for just $40 (regularly $50). There is also a 10-pack available.

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