Kroger Central Division has announced it will serve as an access point to free non-surgical N95 masks as part of its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Starting soon, customers will be able to visit any local Kroger store with a pharmacy to pick up complimentary masks while supplies last, and associates are encouraged to retrieve supplies for themselves and their families.
“Kroger is grateful for our ongoing role in helping our associates and customers protect themselves and our communities against COVID-19,” said Colleen Juergensen, president of Kroger Central Division. “At this time we are awaiting our distribution of masks from the Strategic National Stockpile and are prepared to make them available to the public as soon as we receive them.”
Here’s what customers should know:
- Up to three free non-surgical N95 masks are available to every person/customer.
- In every Kroger store with a pharmacy, simply look for the branded display or ask an associate for assistance.
- To learn more about the importance of masking, visit gov/coronavirus.
- To learn how to properly put on and remove the non-surgical N95 mask, visit here and here.
“As part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, Kroger Health is incredibly proud to be part of the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history and continue our partnership with the Biden Administration and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reduce the spread of the aggressive Omicron variant in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Marc Watkins, Kroger’s chief medical officer. “Wearing a mask and getting vaccinated continue to be the top defense tools in our nation’s fight against COVID-19. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the free non-surgical N95 masks and make an appointment today to get vaccinated or boosted.”
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination or booster appointment at a local Kroger pharmacy, please visit Kroger.com/covidvaccine.