The masks will be distributed to municipal medical centers and charity canteens.
The Biden administration will supply more than 25 million masks to municipal health centers, food distribution centers, and charity canteens as part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said on Wednesday.
US health authorities recommend wearing masks to slow the spread of the virus, and the White House said that low-income citizens still do not have access to masks.
Between March and May, the government will provide masks to more than 1,300 municipal health centers and 60,000 food distribution points and charity canteens.
It is expected that between 12 and 15 million Americans will be able to use these masks.
President Joe Biden issued an executive order on wearing masks immediately after taking office, making it mandatory to wear masks and maintain distance in all federal buildings, and ordered the development of COVID-19 testing programs for federal employees.
Soon after, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a regulation requiring the wearing of masks on almost all forms of public transportation.
According to the White House, about two-thirds of people who go to municipal health centers live in poverty. 60 percent of them are representatives of racial and/or ethnic minorities, and nearly 1.4 million are homeless.