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Where to Buy N95 or KN95 in Dallas

Where can I find N95 or KN95 in Dallas ?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that we received as a company.  In pre-pandemic times, you could walk into a medical supply store in Dallas to find surgical N95s.  Or you could walk into any hardware stores in Dallas to find NIOSH N95s.  Now it has become like a treasure hunt depending on your city.  Well let us help you find it in your city.  Using data scraping and web automation tools, we’ll search and update this page with stores that offer N95 or KN95 in your city.  We can’t guarantee that it is quality, but we can tell you that you might be able to buy it if you walk into a store.

A History of COVID-19 in Dallas

by Shana Scott

When one thinks of masks and Dallas, a person tends to think of tight denim, cowboy boots with spurs, and the latest edition of a Bonnie and Clyde movie. However, COVID-19 in Dallas would change this forever. Now, we automatically think towards N95, PPE, and lockdown regulations in the Big D.

 

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dallas came on March 10, 2020. The first patient was in their 70’s with an extensive travel history while the second case of COVID-19 in Dallas was in their 50’s and close contact with the first case.

 

COVID-19 in Dallas would claim the life of a man in his 60’s as its first confirmed death for the county and the fourth confirmed death due to COVID-19 in Texas on March 19, 2020. The death would be discovered among 20 new cases of COVID-19. At this point, authorities were still contact tracing and working hard to alert the community to limit the spread.

 

Government Response to COVID-19 in Dallas

 

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins was quoted saying, “I don’t want to sugarcoat this, this will get worse before it gets better.” Overall, Dallas mayor Eric Johnson approached the situation of COVID-19 in Dallas with a balance of reality and regulations, openly stating that as a government they would prefer not to shut down open-air amenities such as trails and parks. Dallas residents were encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing.

 

Dallas issued a “shelter in place” order on March 22, 2020, lasting until at least April 2, 2020. Only what was listed as essential services were permitted to remain open while restaurants were limited to take-out or delivery services only. Churches were also limited to remote services. Dallas remained in various stages of “lockdown” for the rest of the year.

 

In July of 2020, Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order mandating the use of face coverings during the pandemic throughout the state of Texas.

 

In November of 2020, Texas would become the first state to surpass 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. Again, Mayor Eric Johnson appealed to the public to “stop gathering” despite being tired of the circumstances.

 

PPE Shortages during COVID-19 in Dallas

 

While the reality of PPE shortages was consistent throughout the country, locally-based companies ramped up their efforts to provide the necessary PPE to the front line workers in Dallas and the rest of Texas.

 

This did not prevent the inevitable from occurring, however. As early as the beginning of April reports were coming in of medical staff having to reuse masks and even purchase their PPE. Experts reported that even top-speed production of N95 masks could only meet 3% of the need.

 

Some nurses made reports of being asked to use their N95 masks for up to 20 shifts before discarding them. There was mass fear of job loss if medical workers spoke out about the situation and by May nearly 75,000 medical workers had tested positive for COVID-19.

 

In November there were still reports coming through of massive PPE shortages due to COVID-19 in Dallas with as many as 10% of nursing homes having no stock whatsoever.

 

Counterfeit N95 Masks in Dallas

 

Sadly, Dallas was not spared when it came to reports of counterfeit masks, N95 masks, and PPE amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In late March, the largest producer of face masks in the Dallas area put out public statements regarding the misuse of the company name and brand. Reports of fraud as sharks posing as employees offered customers fraudulent N95 masks and PPE.

 

Later in the year, more than $600,000 worth of counterfeit N95 masks were seized that were due to be shipped to hospitals in Texas.

 

COVID-19 in Dallas Today

 

As of February 2, 2021, Dallas had a total of 261,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 2,800 deaths. The first confirmed case of the new strain B.1.1.7 COVID-19 in Dallas came on January 16, 2021. With hospitals facing continued PPE shortages amidst growing staff shortages, we wait anxiously to see how officials will approach the possibility of another wave of infections.

 

Potential KN95 or N95 in your city.

Home Improvement:

https://www.homedepot.com/

Home Depot sells HDX N95 respirator for 10 pieces/$17.97 which places each piece per mask at $1.80 per piece.  This is a good price for an N95. This is a private label Makrite respirator which unfortunately has a history of counterfeit

Home Depot sells Makrite Sekura Flat Fold N95 respirator for 8 pieces/$12.97 which places each piece per mask at $1.62 per piece.  This is a good price for an N95. This is a Makrite respirator which unfortunately has a history of counterfeit.  

 

https://www.lowes.com/

Lowes sells KN95 made by Xam-Med for 10 pieces/$12.49 which places each piece per mask at $1.24 per piece.  This is not an FDA authorized KN95 and the quality is not known. 

Lowes sells N95 made by Dasheng for 5 pieces/$7.49 which places each piece per mask at $1.49 per piece.  This is a good price for an N95. This is a Dasheng respirator which unfortunately has a history of counterfeit.  

 

https://www.truevalue.com/

TrueValue sells KN95 made by Devon Medical for 5 pieces/$39.99 which places each piece per mask at $7.99 per piece.  This is not an FDA authorized KN95 and the quality is not known.  Also, TrueValue does NOT show in store availability.

TrueValue sells KN95 made by Co-win Group Limited for 10 pieces/$28.99 which places each piece per mask at $2.89 per piece.  This is not an FDA authorized KN95 and the quality is not known.  Also, TrueValue does NOT show in store availability.

 

https://www.acehardware.com/

Ace sells KN95 made by World Tech for 2 pieces/$2.79 which places piece per mask cost at $1.40 per piece.  This is not an FDA authorized KN95 and the quality is not known.  Also, Ace does NOT show in store availability.

Ace also sells KN95 made by Makrite for  2 pieces/$2.79 which places each piece per mask at $1.40 per piece.  This is not an FDA authorized KN95 and the quality is not known.  However, Makrite is a well known brand in the respirator industry.  Unfortunately, Makrite has been plagued by counterfeit respirators recently.  Also, Ace does NOT show in store availability.

Pharmacies:

Most large chain pharmacies do not list their KN95 or N95 availability.  There have been internet rumors about availability in these stores, but we cannot verify this in your city.

https://www.riteaid.com/

https://www.walgreens.com/

https://www.cvs.com/

 

Many smaller chain pharmacies and medical supplies stores will commonly carry KN95.  Most of the brands are NOT FDA authorized and we recommend caution from using them as healthcare workers.  

 

Home Depot

Limited

Lowes

In stock

Ace Hardware

Data Unavailable

True Value

Data Unavailable

Rite Aid

Data Unavailable

Walgreen

Data Unavailable

CVS

Data Unavailable

Local Pharmacy or medical supply

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