The CDC says fully vaccinated people can put aside the mask!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors and outdoors without having to wear a mask, social distance and regarding large or small crowds.
A person who is considered fully vaccinated is two weeks after the last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The major shift was announced Thursday by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
“You can do things you stopped doing because of the pandemic,” she said.Dr. Rochelle Walensky
With the new guidelines in place, there are a few caveats.
For example, people who are immune compromised should talk to their doctors, and masks still may be required in certain locations even for fully vaccinated individuals such as in hospitals, other healthcare settings, buses, planes, etc.
“Based on the continuing downward trajectory of cases, the scientific data on the performance of our vaccines, and our understanding of how the virus spreads,” Walensky said, “that moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated.”Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
Make sure to schedule your vaccine appointment for your ticket to freedom ladies and gentleman!