[Indianapolis, IN.] — Kroger Central Division today 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.
“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:
- 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 cdc.gov/coronavirus.
“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.”
“Kroger is grateful for the ongoing role we’re able to play in helping help our associates and customers protect themselves and our communities against COVID-19. At this time we are awaiting our distribution of masks from the Strategic National Stockpile and are prepared to make them available to the public as soon as we receive them.”
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination or booster appointment at a local Kroger pharmacy, please visit Kroger.com/covidvaccine.
About Kroger Central Division:
Kroger Central Division operates food stores, pharmacies and fuel centers in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio. We are dedicated to Kroger’s Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ and to create #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.
About Kroger Health
Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. family of companies, is one of America’s leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 14 million customers. Its affiliated team of 22,000 healthcare practitioners – from pharmacists and nurse practitioners, to dietitians and technicians – are committed to helping people live healthier lives. We believe in practicing at the top of our licenses and enabling “food as medicine” to help prevent or manage certain diseases. We are dedicated to providing testing and wellness services to help Americans combat the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more at www.krogerhealth.com.