New guidelines for fully vaccinated people

New CDC Guidance on Masks

The new guidance applies only to fully vaccinated people (more than two weeks have passed since second shot According to the CDC: Fully vaccinated people can:

Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing


Visit with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing


Participate in outdoor activities and recreation without a mask, except in certain crowded settings and venues


Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.


Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States.


Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings


Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic


Refrain from routine screening testing if asymptomatic and feasible

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:

Take precautions in indoor public settings like wearing a well-fitted mask


Wear masks that fit snuggly when visiting indoors 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 well-fitted masks when visiting indoors with unvaccinated people from multiple households


Avoid indoor 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



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