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Strategic National Stockpile Makes High-quality Masks Available to Americans

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On Jan. 18, 2022, the Biden Administration announced that the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will make more than 400 million NIOSH-approved N95 masks from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) available to the American people for free.

The N95 masks, which began shipping from SNS facilities on Jan. 20, will be made available at thousands of retail pharmacies and community health centers nationwide. It’s one way the administration is making higher quality masks available to the American people. This effort represents the largest deployment by the SNS to date, and it’s also the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history.

Participating Retail Partners

  • Albertsons Companies, Inc. (including Osco, Jewel-Osco, Albertsons, Albertsons Market, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Star Market, Shaw’s, Haggen, Acme, Randalls, Carrs, Market Street, United, Vons, Pavilions, Amigos, Lucky’s, Pak n Save, Sav-On)
  • CPESN USA, LLC (Value Drug, Morris & Dickson, Smith Drug, Louisiana Wholesale Drug, Mutual Drug, Lewis Drug, Dakota Drug)
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (including Long’s)
  • GeriMed (long-term care and retail pharmacies)
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation’s pharmacy services administrative organization (PSAO), Elevate Provider Network
  • Health Mart Pharmacies
  • H-E-B, LP
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Kroger Co. (including Kroger, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Ralphs, King Soopers, Smiths, City Market, Dillons, Mariano’s, Pick-n-Save, Copps, Metro Market, QFC)
  • Managed Health Care Associates (retail and long-term care pharmacies)
  • Meijer, Inc.
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Retail Business Services, LLC (including Food Lion, Giant Food, The Giant Company, Hannaford Bros Co, Stop & Shop)
  • Rite Aid Corp.
  • Southeastern Grocers (Winn-Dixie, Harveys, Fresco Y Mas)
  • Topco Associates, LLC (including Acme Fresh Markets, Associated Food Stores, Bashas, Big-Y Pharmacy and Wellness Center, Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Super One Pharmacy, FRESH by Brookshire’s Pharmacy, Coborn’s Pharmacy, Cash Wise Pharmacy, MarketPlace Pharmacy, Giant Eagle, Hartig Drug Company, King Kullen, Food City Pharmacy, Ingles Pharmacy, Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Pharmacies, Save Mart Pharmacies, Lucky Pharmacies, SpartanNash, Price Chopper, Market 32, Tops Friendly Markets, ShopRite, Wegmans, Weis Markets, Inc.)
  • Walgreens (including Duane Reade)
  • Walmart, Inc. (including Sam’s Club)

In addition, we are partnering with Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-supported Health Centers.

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