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CDC guidance on vaccinated people

March 17, 2021

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On March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of guidelines on how fully vaccinated people can visit safely with others. The new guidelines address how fully vaccinated people can visit with others who are also fully vaccinated and with other people who are not. The guidelines provide that fully vaccinated people may:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart.
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from one other household indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart if everyone in the other household is at low risk for severe disease.
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.

Fully vaccinated people should continue to take COVID-19 precautions when in public, when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple other households, and when around unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19, including:

  • Wear a well-fitted mask.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with.
  • 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.

Visit the CDC website for more information.