H-E-B pharmacies in Texas are offering free N95 masks in Temple and Killeen, Texas.

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Free COVID Tests

You may remember recently seeing the story about four free, at home COVID-19 tests that are available through the United States Postal Service website.

The process of getting yours is quick and easy. You go to the website, enter some quick info like your name and address, and the government will send you four free at-home tests.

Free Masks

Now getting free N95 masks is as easy as visiting the H-E-B Pharmacy.

The San Antonio Express News reports that 400 million masks have been shipped to both pharmacies and community health centers courtesy of the Biden administration in an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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(The mask in the photo above is from the personal stash of one of our employees. The mask you receive from the current government program may look different.)

Why N95 & KN95

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the safer option with masks is the N95 and KN95. Both offer better protection against coronavirus and its variants than the cloth or masks.

Who Else

Other pharmacies and health care centers will also offer the free N95 mask to anyone looking to get one. CVS and their pharmacies inside Target store will be included in the distribution of the free masks.

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Walgreens said they should have their supplies in by mid-February and will also distribute the masks for free, according to a news release.

More Details

The CDC's website has a list of all the pharmacies and community health care centers participating in the federal mask-distribution program.

While the pandemic continues, I want to remind everyone to take steps to protect yourself. Vaccines are available, as are free masks. Be considerate of others who may be vulnerable to the worst symptoms of COVID-19 and mask up in crowded public spaces. Give people some space when possible, and if you're sick, stay home.

Let's do our best to put this whole thing behind us already.

Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]

As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.

Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.

Then I visited Buc-ee's.

What is Buc-ee's?

If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!

You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.

Buc-ee's Has Expanded

According to their site, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon

Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open "The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.

I've Never Turned Left

In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.

I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)

But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!

For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.

I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.

Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.

So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!


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