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CDC says fully vaccinated people can gather indoors, no masks or social distance

US Marine Corps (USMC) Generals, Sergeant Majors and spouses at Commanding Generals (CG) quarters, Parris Island, S.C. in April 2004. (Cpl. Jose O. Mediavilla/U.S. Marine Corps)

People who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus can gather with other immunized people indoors with no masks or social distancing, according to the latest guidance from the CDC.

“We know that people want to get vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “There are some activities that fully vaccinated people can begin to resume now in their own homes.”

According to the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance released on Monday, fully vaccinated people can do a number of activities that had been off limits since the pandemic began. This includes:

  • Visiting with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visiting with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe coronavirus indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refraining from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.

About 9% of the United States population has been fully vaccinated, according to an estimate from the CDC.

Fully vaccinated people still need to take some precautions including wearing a mask and social distancing in public and when visiting high-risk unvaccinated people and avoiding large gatherings.

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