It bears repeating: N95 and KN95 masks are the best options for protecting yourself against the Delta variant of COVID-19. That said, if you don’t plan to keep such level of protection on you at all times, and prefer a medical-style mask or double-masking, Amazon has an unbeatable price right now.
A 50-pack of these disposable, three-layer masks are selling for just $1.99 on Amazon right now.
While these are not medical-grade masks, they’ve already got more than 3,200 ratings on Amazon with an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. They’ve also got a metal nosepiece, so you can mold the shape to better sit on your face — which makes a difference if you wear glasses.
The big thing is, for $2, you can afford to put a mask in every pocket of every jacket and bag you own so you’ll never be scrambling to find one, and you’ll never think of reusing one. If nothing else, it’s inexpensive peace of mind.
To read more about the best masks for counteracting COVID-19, check out our guide.