The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued their first set of recommendations for those who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Such individuals may now meet up with other fully vaccinated people indoors without having to wear masks or stay six feet apart. They may also gather with unvaccinated people from another household indoors as long as each individual in the other household is at low risk for severe disease. In addition, fully vaccinated individuals may refrain from quarantine and testing if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 after contact with someone who does have the virus.

This guidance represents a first step toward returning to everyday activities, as indicated in a CDC media release.

The CDC urges fully vaccinated people to continue to take precaution when out in public by wearing masks, maintaining a safe distance from others, and avoiding large gatherings. In addition, these individuals should get tested if they experience COVID-19 symptoms.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last required dose of the vaccine.

The vast majority of people should be fully vaccinated before all COVID-19 precautions may be lifted broadly, according to the CDC.

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