Kroger will offer customers up to three N95 masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The grocer said Tuesday it would serve as an access point to free N95 masks as part of its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Kroger initially said masks would be available as early as Thursday, but said later that it was awaiting further guidance and that delivery date was unlikely.

“Kroger is grateful for the ongoing role we’re able to play in helping help our associates and customers protect themselves and our communities against COVID-19. At this time we are awaiting our distribution of masks from the Strategic National Stockpile and are prepared to make them available to the public as soon as we receive them.”

When the masks come in, customers can visit the pharmacy inside local Kroger stores to receive up to three free non-surgical N95 masks.

Kroger pharmacies also offer COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. To schedule an appointment, visit