CDC Guidelines For Fully Vaccinated Individuals
Even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidelines for fully vaccinated people, it is recommended that patients visiting physicians' offices continue to wear masks and use the other suggested safety protocols as medical practices are considered places of public accommodation.
Here are the new guidelines on what kinds of activities are safe to resume after someone
is fully vaccinated:
- You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.
The CDC does still recommends that everyone, including those fully vaccinated, continue to wear masks and practice social distancing when in a public place or at a social gathering with unvaccinated people from multiple households. The CDC also strongly recommends avoiding medium and large sized gatherings, as well as extensive domestic or international travel.
A reminder you are only considered fully vaccinated after two weeks following:
- The second of two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine; or
- The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine
To read more about these new guidelines from the CDC, click here.