CDC releases new guidelines for vaccinated individuals

The CDC has released its guidelines for fully vaccinated people.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2021, 1:19 PM

Updated 1,177 days ago

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The CDC has released its guidelines for fully vaccinated people.
The next stage is the biggest update in how the pandemic will look moving forward.  
For those who have been vaccinated, the CDC says they can now be around other vaccinated people without masks or social distancing. Vaccinated people can also be around low risk people who have not been vaccinated.
According to the new guidelines, vaccinated individuals who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 but are asymptomatic, can skip quarantine and testing but must continue to monitor for symptoms.
When it comes to traveling, the CDC still says to avoid trips that aren't necessary.
Airlines for America, an industry group, has responded to the CDC by saying that heavily filtered air and mask-wearing make it less likely for passengers to get infected with the virus, but the director of the CDC says there is usually a rise in COVID-19 cases following a surge in travel.
Health experts predict there could be a surge in the upcoming weeks due to spring break.
The CDC defines people who are fully vaccinated as people two weeks past their second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks past the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


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