Free N95 Respirator Masks Distribution
Locations and more information: N95 Masks Distribution Information and Locations
Mariposa County, in cooperation with Cal OES, is distributing free N95 Respirator Masks to community members due to the unhealthy air quality associated with California wildfires. When air quality is unhealthy, staying indoors in clean air spaces and minimizing outdoor activity is recommended, especially for children, the elderly, and individuals with certain medical conditions.
N95 Respirator Mask Use and Guidance
(From the Environmental Protection Agency)
If you must be outside for an extended period, N95 masks may help to keep bad air out if worn properly. People with underlying medical conditions (such as heart and lung disease) are advised to check with a medical provider to determine whether an N95 respirator mask may be right for you.
This video on N95 mask usage demonstrates how to properly fit and seal the N95 mask to your face.
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Visit the Mariposa County Air Quality Index
webpage for updates on air quality in your area.