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“We believe these new recommendations are an important first step in our efforts to resume everyday activities in our communities.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on the newly issued (and long-awaited) guidance for fully vaccinated Americans.

Published on

mar 9, 2021

To date, 9.5% of America’s population (approx. 31.4M people) are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

  • The March 8 guidance specifies that people are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks AFTER receiving (i) the second dose of either of the two-dose vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer), OR (ii) the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • WHAT THE CDC SAYS:
    • 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
    • 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

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