It’s been a waiting game for those Americans who’re fully vaccinated to see what they can and can’t do according to Federal health officials.
Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its recommendations for the fully vaccinated:
Fully vaccinated people are able to gather indoors with those who’re also fully vaccinated.
They do not need to quarantine or be tested if they’re exposed to the coronavirus -- as long as they don’t have symptoms.
If they’re two weeks past their final shot, fully vaccinated people can visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household at low risk, without wearing a mask or maintaining social distance.
“The sooner we move to telling people if you’re fully vaccinated, you don’t have to wear masks, that will be an incentive for people to get vaccinated,” Peter Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development told The Washington Post.
However, people who are fully vaccinated must still take precautions in certain scenarios:
Fully vaccinated people must continue to wear a mask and keep a physical distance around those who are not vaccinated or is at a higher risk for COVID-19.
Fully vaccinated people must also wear a mask and keep a distance when around unvaccinated people from multiple households.
The CDC guidelines say that although there’s less risk at the gym or restaurants for fully vaccinated people, they should continue to take precautions as these areas have higher chances of having non-vaccinated people.
According to CNN, there are now 30 million people in the United States who are fully vaccinated.