The CDC has issued new recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against SARSCoV2 (the virus that causes COVID19) can start to resume such as:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart. (for example: a physician who is fully vaccinated can visit a person >70 years old that is fully vaccinated, indoors, without wearing a mask. Essential workers that are fully vaccinated can meet indoors with other fully vaccinated essential workers, without wearing a mask)
- Visit with unvaccinated people from one other household indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart if everyone in the other household is at low risk for severe disease. (example: a fully vaccinated essential worker can visit friends that are not in the same household without wearing a mask, as long as these friends and all persons in their household are not high risk). For a list of high-risk individuals read more here.
- Refrain from quarantine and testing if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 after contact with someone who has COVID-19. (example: a fully vaccinated essential worker who has been exposed to a known positive case of COVID19, as long as the essential worker does not have symptoms, does not have to be tested or quarantine)
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine. This is the first set of recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals.
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
Children, since not vaccinated, should continue the same precautions.