Portsmouth offers KN95, N95 masks for seniors, immunocompromised

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PORTSMOUTH — The city Health Department is offering free N95 and K95 masks for senior citizens and people who are high risk or immunocompromised.

The announcement comes after the city issued a citywide indoors mask mandate with a public health directive Jan. 7, which was ratified by the City Council Jan. 13. On Jan. 14, the CDC recommended that the public upgrade their masks amid high levels of COVID-19 transmission due to the omicron variant.

It's important to know what to look for in a legitimate KN95 mask.
It's important to know what to look for in a legitimate KN95 mask.

Portsmouth's Health Department has arranged two locations for people to pick up free KN95 or N95 masks (one per person) before the federal government supplies arrive in pharmacies at the end of next week:

For seniors, at the Senior Activity Center, 125 Cottage St., Thursday, Jan. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For high-risk/immunocompromised, at City Hall main entrance, Thursday, Jan. 20, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Portsmouth NH offers KN95, N95 masks for seniors, immunocompromised

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