CDC Releases New Guidelines For Vaccinated Americans

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed updated COVID guidelines for people who have been vaccinated. If you have been fully vaccinated, you can have small gatherings with another household, even if they are unvaccinated, without masking or social distancing. The CDC recommends if there's more than one other household represented, masks and social distancing should still be in place. Also, the gathering should be outside. In a statement, the CDC pointed out, "For example, fully vaccinated grandparents can visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy daughter and her healthy children without wearing masks or physical distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19. This guidance represents a first step toward returning to everyday activities." Vaccinated people also don't need to quarantine or get tested if they have been knowingly exposed to someone with the virus. However, if they show symptoms, isolation and testing are still important. In public settings, the vaccinated should still wear masks and practice social distancing. Plus, you are encouraged not to attend medium or large-sized gatherings. The CDC has not said that it's a field day for vaccinated individuals to travel. The advisory to avoid travel, vaccinated or not, is still in place. Read more here