The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to release guidelines this week for people who’ve received both COVID-19 vaccines.
The recommendations will answer such gnawing safety questions as when it's safe to get back to work or school in-person, how to handle social interactions, mask use, and social distancing.
The CDC says it will release information as early as Thursday.
According to Politico, the guidance will include a series of scenarios for Americans to consider in terms of social gatherings and a section on travel.
“I use the example of a daughter coming in from out of town who is doubly vaccinated, and a husband and wife doubly vaccinated, and maybe a next-door neighbor who you know are doubly vaccinated,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told Politico. “Small gatherings in the home of people, I think you can clearly feel that the risk — the relative risk is so low that you would not have to wear a mask, that you could have a good social gathering within the home.”
Fauci has said he doesn’t want to move too fast and points to those cities and communities that rushed to open last summer.
“The first was that the baseline level of daily infections at that time was really quite high. So you were starting off in a precarious situation," Fauci said. "The second problematic thing is that many of the states did not adhere to the reopening guidelines. The reason I go back to that story is that as we get the level of cases to be very low … and get more and more people vaccinated you're going to have to gradually pullback in a very measured way. You can't make it like a light switch.”