Washington D.C. (EETV) - The CDC announced Monday new guidelines for those fully vaccinated. CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, announced via the White House's COVID Response briefing the CDC's official policy on fully vaccinated persons:
- Those fully vaccinated may visit other fully vaccinated people indoors in small gathering without wearing masks or physically distancing.
- Fully vaccinated people that have been exposed to COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or be tested as long as they remain asymptomatic.
- Fully vaccinated people can visit with unvaccinated people from one other household, indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing as long as the unvaccinated people and any unvaccinated members of their household are not at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
The CDC defines a fully vaccinated person as one who has received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and has had two weeks pass since their second dose. For those receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccination, a full vaccination is considered two weeks having passed since their first and only dose.
The CDC estimates that nearly 30 million Americans -- nearly 10 percent of the population -- have been vaccinated with an official government vaccine. The CDC is recommending that the public still wear masks and socially distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"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 Dr. Rochelle Walensky in a statement.