CDC announces guidelines for fully vaccinated people


Rochelle Walensky, the head of the CDC, at a press briefing. Fully vaccinated people can start following the looser guidelines about two weeks after their final shot, the agency said. The guidance says that those who’ve received their shots can also gather indoors with others who have the jab without masks or social distancing. «CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can visit with other fully vaccinated people in small gatherings indoors, without wearing masks or physical distancing,» Walensky said at a White House press conference.

«So what does this mean if you have a friend, or you and a family member are both vaccinated, you can have dinner together, wearing masks, without distancing. You can visit your grandparents if you have been vaccinated and they have been too,» she said. «If grandparents have been vaccinated, they can visit their daughter and her family even if they have not been vaccinated, so long as the daughter and her family are not at risk for severe disease,» Walensky said. If vaccinated people are exposed to the virus, they also don’t need to quarantine or get a COVID-19 test as long as they’re asymptomatic, Walensky said.

«We know that many of our variants have emerged from international places and we know that the travel corridor is a place where people are mixing a lot,» Walensky said. She said the guidance will be updated as more data becomes available about the risks posed by vaccinated people.

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Source: Jackie Salo | New York Post

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