If you’re having trouble finding a face mask with the statewide requirement, here’s one place to find them on the Lower East Side.
According to the Bowery Boogie, a wall of three vending machines selling KN95 face masks for $3 each has appeared at 156 Delancey Street.
They say it came from the makers of RapidMask2Go.com.
A few weeks ago one machine appeared in the spot, which was a vacant storefront, and due to its popularity the company has now added two more. They are accessible from 8am to 8pm every day, and accept credit cards, cash and contactless pay (like Google Pay).
You can buy individual masks, or a pack of three, five or 10, RapidMask2Go owner David Edelman told the newspaper.
He also told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he is planning to bring the machines to four additional NYC locations, including Brooklyn’s Coney Island (3015 Stillwell Ave), which they installed for Memorial Day Weekend.
KN95 masks are “regulated by the Chinese government” and “are almost identical in performance to N95 masks,” The New York Times previously reported. Though the website for the vending machine face masks state they are for “personal/general use.”
Don’t forget, the city is also giving out free coverings at NYC parks and other public areas.
featured image source: Courtesy RapidMask2Go