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Free mask distribution expanded

As part of Indiana University’s continued response to managing the spread of COVID-19 on its campuses, distribution of free masks will be expanded beginning Monday, Jan. 24.

Students, faculty and staff can visit designated locations weekly for a KN95 or N95 mask, with plans to continue distribution through early February, as supplies are available. This expanded offering will be in addition to the surgical masks already available at most building entrances.

Aaron Carroll, IU’s chief health officer, said broader distribution of disposable masks was prompted by evolving guidance about masking, broader availability of masks from suppliers, and concerns with counterfeit KN95 and N95 masks in the marketplace.

“We encourage everyone to keep a mask supply at hand; this is simply an additional resource for the IU community,” he said.

Find out more about safe use of masks and tips for storage and cleaning.