Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the first set of recommendations of activities that people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely continue.
The new instruction-based on latest science -Includes recommendations for how and when a fully vaccinated individual can visit other people who are fully vaccinated and other people who are not vaccinated. Its instruction represents the first step toward a return to daily activity in our communities. The CDC will update these recommendations because more people are vaccinated, the rate of COVID-19 changes in the community, and there is more scientific evidence available.
“We know people want to be vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they want with the people they want,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH. “There are some activities that people who have been fully vaccinated can start to continue now in their own homes. Everyone – even those who have been vaccinated – should continue with all methods of vaccination when in public. settings. As science advances and more people are vaccinated, we will continue to provide more instruction to help people who have been vaccinated safely continue many activities. ”
- Visit other people who have been completely vaccinated inside without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet away.
- Visiting unassigned people from one household inside the house without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet away when everyone in the other household is not at risk of serious illness.
- Avoid quarantine and test if they have no symptoms of COVID-19 after talking to someone who has COVID-19.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last necessary dose of vaccine. Even if vaccinations are running, the CDC estimates that only 9.2% of the U.S. population is vaccinated with an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
While the new instruction is a positive step, most people need to be vaccinated before taking the broad precaution of COVID-19. To date, it is important that everyone continues to follow public health mitigation measures to protect the many people who remain inactive.
The CDC recommends that all vaccinated people continue to be wary of COVID-19 when in public, when visiting unvaccinated people from several other households, and when people who have not been vaccinated. which is in high risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19:
- Wear a decent mask.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with.
- Avoid medium and large size human gatherings.
- Test if you experience symptoms with COVID-19.
- Follow the guidelines issued by individual employers.
- Follow the travel requirements and recommendations of the CDC health department.
The CDC has released resources to help people make informed decisions when they are fully vaccinated.