CDC offers new guidance for fully-vaccinated individuals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered some new guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated means you are two weeks from your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks from the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Here is what’s new, according to the CDC.

  • You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
    • However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

The CDC still advises against medium or large gatherings and visiting with someone who is considered high risk or lives with someone who is high-risk.

You can find more information from the CDC’s new guidance here.

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