Which will be distributed ASAP.

The County of Hawaii will be distributing N95 masks for free today (May 17, 2018) in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu and Keaau. Distributions will take place from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the following locations:

  • Cooper Center, Volcano.

  • Pahala Community Center, Pahala.

  • Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu.

  • Shipman Park Pavilion, Keaau.

The masks, which was donated by 3M (the makers of the masks), will be limited to one per household member, with a maximum limit of 10 per household.

Important notes: N95 masks do NOT protect against gases and vapors. They can however filter most (not all) volcanic ash particles.


  1. Janet Snyder. "Ash Masks to be Distributed on Thursday, May 17 in Pahala, Volcano, Na’alehu and Kea’au." hawaiicountymayor.com. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.

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