Earlier this week, March 9, 2021, the CDC issued new guidance that provides that fully vaccinated people can do the following:
1. Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing;
2. Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing; and
3. Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic.
For purposes of the CDC guidance, someone is considered “fully vaccinated” 2 weeks after receiving their final COVID-19 vaccine dose. For individuals who receive the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, this means 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine. For individuals who receive the J&J/Janssen vaccine, they will be considered “fully vaccinated” 2 weeks after they receive the first and only dose.
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