Where to buy face masks online after CDC updates COVID Delta variant guidelines

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that fully vaccinated Americans in parts of the country with “substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19 should return to wearing face masks indoors, and in some places such as Los Angeles, wearing masks indoor is again mandatory. The CDC also stated that masks should be required of everyone inside K-12 schools, and cited new data on the highly contagious Delta variant for both of these new guidelines. These updates mean that for many, now is the time to have more protective face masks on hand.

The CDC recommends investing in face masks that have multiple layers of material. For extra protection, a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask is recommended.

Unlike at the beginning of the pandemic, there are plenty of mask options available for purchase online for adults and children alike from Amazon, Nordstrom, Home Depot and more, including N95s. And many are available at big discounts. Consider both the disposable and cloth face masks below for the whole family.

Evolvetogether Milan black face masks (7 pack)

Evolvetogether Milan seven black face masks

Makeup stains are a problem of the past with these disposable, unisex face masks. Celebrities from Ariana Grande to Hailey Bieber have been spotted wearing them and the brand offers options for children as well. These face masks, with an adjustable nose bridge, have a water-resistant exterior, meltblown filter and moisture-absorbing interior, plus are hypoallergenic and latex-free.

SOLD OUT: Everlane The 100% Human face mask (5 pack)

Everlane The 100% Human face mask five-pack

These double-layered, 100% cotton face masks come in a neutral black and gray. For every 100% Human product sold, the brand donates 10% of profits to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Allbirds TrinoXO face mask (3 pack)

Allbirds TrinoXO face mask

These three-layer face masks come in a bunch of color options and have adjustable ear straps. They’re moisture-wicking and made from upcycled materials.

N95 disposable multi-purpose respiratory mask (25 pack)

N95 disposable mask
Home Depot

Home Depot has several N95 options, including this 25 pack. This is your most protective option. Be sure to shop for N95s from trusted retailers only; there are tons of counterfeit versions for sale online.

Herschel classic fitted face mask

Herschel classic fitted face mask

These masks, available in eight colors and prints, currently have a buy one, get one free discount. They’re made with three layers and have a sleeve that fits an air filter. They have an adjustable nose bridge and ear loops. They also come with a connection lock that you can wrap around your head and attach to both loops to ease the pressure of the loops on your ears.

Abercrombie Kids mask and scrunchie set

Abercrombie Kids mask and scrunchie set
Abercrombie Kids

This tie-dye kids’ face mask with a smiley face comes with a matching scrunchie. It’s reduced from $13 to $8 at Abercrombie Kids. 

Gap Factory kids unisex face masks (3 pack)

Gap Factory kids unisex face masks
Gap Factory

These printed triple-layer face masks have an adjustable nose piece. These cotton face masks come in two print options.

Oakley MSK3 anti-fog face mask

Oakley MSK3 anti-fog face mask

If you struggle with your glasses or sunglasses fogging up when you wear a face mask, try this Oakley mask, which promises to solve this issue. It fits snugly on the face and has adjustable straps. It has an aluminum nose bridge that allows for easy adjustments around your glasses, and a semi-rigid mask body that promises to keep the mask slightly off your face for improved breathability. It also has a no-slip design for athletic endeavors.

Nordstrom assorted adult face masks (4 pack)

Nordstrom assorted adult face masks

These cotton, linen and spandex double-layer masks are 60% off at Nordstrom. They have a built-in filter pocket and their ear loops are adjustable. They come with a handy carrying bag for when they’re not being worn.

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