BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thousands of N-95 masks are being handed out to first responders in the City of Buffalo.

Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Police Department announced the news in a Wednesday press conference.

The news comes as the CDC is considering a change in its mask recommendations, advising N-95 and KN-95 masks which offer the best protection.

You can watch the full press conference here: