Kroger Provides Access To Free Non-Surgical N95 Masks

INDIANAPOLIS – Kroger Central Division on Tuesday 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, according to a news release from Kroger.

“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. “We have many accessible stores across the region and invite our customers to visit to pick up free non-surgical respirator masks for their household.”

Here’s what customers should know:

• Mask deliveries to stores are anticipated as early as Thursday, Jan. 27.

• 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

• To learn how to properly put on and remove the non-surgical N95 mask, visit the CDC’s website.

“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, visit