If you've been trying to get your hands on an N95 mask in Bozeman, you're going to have to wait a little longer.

The U.S Government recently announced it will be delivering 400 million free N95 masks to pharmacies throughout the country. A few major cities have already received shipments of the free masks, but what about Montana? We reached out to a few pharmacies in Bozeman to see when the free N95 masks will be available locally.

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The response we received from every pharmacy we called was that the free N95 masks haven't arrived in Bozeman yet. Many local pharmacies are still waiting on the shipment to arrive.

CVS has a recorded message that says that the free N95 masks are coming, but aren't available in stores yet. Some pharmacies we spoke to told us that they haven't received any communication regarding the free masks and don't know when exactly they will be available.

The demand for N95 masks has seen a sharp increase during the Omicron surge after studies revealed that cloth masks don't offer enough protection when it comes to reducing the spread of COVID-19. N95 masks can be expensive, so it's no surprise that so many people are trying to get their hands on a free one.

Many pharmacies in Montana expect to receive the free N95 masks by the end of this week, but the exact date is unknown. If you want to get one, your best bet is to contact your local pharmacy to get the most accurate information regarding the free N95 masks.

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