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State to Distribute N95 Masks to New Yorkers Due to Poor Air Quality Conditions

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New York State has announced that one million N95 masks will be made available for New Yorkers due to the ongoing poor air quality conditions throughout the state from the massive wildfires in Northern Canada.


Out of the 1 million masks, 400,000 will go towards the NYC Area and the following 600,000 will be made available to local governments at Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Stockpiles.

“Every part of New York State has experienced unhealthy air quality in the last 24 hours as a result of Canadian wildfires, and our number one priority right now is keeping New Yorkers safe,” Governor Hochul said.

Cortland County faced air quality conditions considered to be 800% worse than normal on Wednesday, with a peak of 466 in the AQI, to be considered healthy, it must be in the range between 0-50.

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