The CDC has released the first set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.
The government will continue to update and expand the guidance based on the spread of COVID 19. The the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines.
“CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can visit with other fully vaccinated people in small gatherings indoors, without wearing masks or physical distancing,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a White House press conference today.
People who are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than 2 weeks after they have received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. Or, more than 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
New CDC Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
The CDC says for now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow guidance issued by individual employers
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations