Washington D.C. (EETV) - The Center for Disease Control announced that fully vaccinated people did not need to wear masks outdoors or indoors, in most cases. The announcement was made Thursday, May 13, with the following guidelines.

  • You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • 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.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, the CDC still requires individuals to wear masks on trains, buses, airplanes, and other forms of public transportation.

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.

Individuals that have yet to recieve the vaccine are still required by the CDC to wear masks until fully vaccinated.