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Where to buy N95 in Phoenix

Where can I find N95 or KN95 in Phoenix?

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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 Phoenix to find surgical N95s.  Or you could walk into any hardware stores in Phoenix 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 Phoenix

by Shana Scott

The First Case of COVID-19 in Phoenix

 

A student at Arizona State University was confirmed as the first case of COVID-19 in Phoenix on January 26, 2020. This was the fifth case in the United States. The student had recently traveled to Wuhan, China.

The second case of COVID-19 in Phoenix was reported on March 3. A man in his 20’s had been in contact with another confirmed case.

A third case was confirmed via a female health worker in her 40’s. This was the first known case of community spread.

Mayor Kate Gallego announced via Twitter on March 21, 2020, the first death related to COVID-19 in Phoenix. The deceased was a man in his 50’s and an employee at Sky Harbor Airport.

 

Government Response to COVID-19 in Phoenix

 

On February 26, one month after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Phoenix, Arizona State University canceled the study abroad programs. Governor Doug Ducey was quoted saying, “We want to be prepared; we are prepared,” in regards to queries about a coronavirus response plan on February 27.

On March 2, Arizona was certified by the CDC to test for COVID-19.

Governor Ducey declared a public health emergency for the state of Arizona due to COVID-19 on March 11. At the time, there were only 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona. It seemed Ducey was taking no chances and took to extreme measures early on. 

Mayor Gallego posted on Facebook on March 12 the plan of response to COVID-19 in Phoenix. She stated that the goals were to keep the public safe and informed.

On March 15, Governor Ducey would further announce the closure of all schools until the end of March. This closure was extended from the end of March until the end of the school year.

In May, Ducey issued an executive order requiring local authorities to abide only to the state-level regulations. However, in mid-June, he would recant allowing cities to issue their own mask mandates. Gallego stated, “We sent a message that we had defeated COVID-19 and we had not.”

On June 29, the governor would place further restrictions on the state of Arizona. Bars, gyms, and numerous public businesses would be closed as well as delaying the reopening of the schools.

Early on Arizona was seen as a state modeling what worked in slowing the spread, however, a relaxation in regulations would cause a surge in cases during the summer months. The reaction to this surge was slow and the lack of intervention would cause Arizona to be ranked number one in the world by July 7.

Through multiple interviews, it was clear that Mayor Gallego was not in agreement with Governor Ducey’s decisions in response to COVID-19 in Phoenix and Arizona.

PPE Shortages in Phoenix

 

When asked about the situation of available ICU beds in July, Mayor Gallego responded with a level of concern. At the time, approximately 90% of beds were in use.

An article released on March 20 made claims from one hospital of doctors and nurses undergoing disciplinary action if found using a mask. Other claims included the prolonged use of N95 masks and the reuse of numerous items of PPE.

By the end of March, multiple Phoenix-area companies had switched gears and began implementing plans for the creation of PPE to combat the national shortages. Other medical personnel expressed growing concern for how easily hospitals seemed to change procedures in regards to the PPE.

In addition to the growing concern for PPE shortages, the reality of counterfeit N95 masks along with other PPE came to the forefront. Criminal enterprises wasted no time in diving into what was seen as a weak and profitable avenue. In one investigation in December 2020, customs officers seized over 200,000 counterfeit N95 masks at the Phoenix airport.

COVID-19 in Phoenix

 

As of February 16, 2021, Phoenix had over 501,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 8,500 deaths related to COVID-19. On January 30, 2021, officials confirmed the finding of the new UK variant of COIVD-19 in Phoenix.

Despite having ranked number one in the world twice as a hotspot for COVID-19, Ducey defends his stance on the reopening of Arizona and plans to forge ahead against all advice from experts.

 

 

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

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Lowes

In Stock

Ace Hardware

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True Value

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Rite Aid

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Walgreen

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CVS

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Local Pharmacy or medical supply

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