CDC Issues Guidance On What’s Safe After Being Vaccinated

A man wearing a face mask during the pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance for those people who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks past your final shot) in regard to what is or isn’t safe to do.

From the New York Times:

  • Fully vaccinated Americans may gather indoors in private homes with one another in small groups without masks or distancing.

  • Vaccinated people may gather in a private residence with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for developing severe disease if they contract the coronavirus, also without masks or distancing.

  • Vaccinated Americans need not quarantine or get tested if they have a known exposure to the virus, as long as they do not develop symptoms of infection. If they do develop symptoms, they must isolate themselves, get tested and speak with their doctor.

  • In public, vaccinated people must continue to wear masks and maintain social distance, and take other precautions, such as avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often and following any other protocols that are in place.

  • Vaccinated people should continue to avoid large and medium gatherings, though the agency did not specify the gathering size with numbers.

As I reported yesterday, over 90 million people in the U.S. have received at least one shot of vaccine.

In related news, new polling shows 68% of Americans approve of President Biden’s handling of the COVID crisis.

By comparison, the highest approval marks Donald Trump received during the COVID pandemic was 55% in mid-March 2020.

The poll also showed a majority of Americans (56%) think face mask mandates are being lifted too soon.