Explained: What CDC says about new guidelines for Covid-19 vaccinated people
  • The CDC has released new guidelines for vaccinated people, stating that small social gatherings are allowed if everyone in the group has been vaccinated.
  • The CDC still recommends continued vigilance with regard to mask-wearing and physically distancing in public.
  • Experts recommend a cautious approach to social gatherings, as a vaccinated person might still spread the virus.

This is the first set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. These recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings.

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • 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

Exercise caution!

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 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.

With these recommendations is a glimmer of hope that things will return back to normal sooner rather than later but it won’t be possible in a snap of a finger. However, experts say it’s important to recognize that current vaccines likely won’t represent the end of COVID-19 and its variants. Hence it is always better to be a little cautious.

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