Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says
President Joe Biden, standing left, visits a COVID-19 vaccination site. Source: AP Photo
2 Min Read

Daily US Times: Americans who are fully vaccinated can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a facemask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way — in a single household — with people considered at low-risk for severe disease, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren.

The CDC announced the guidance Monday.

The guidance is designed to address a growing demand, as more adults have been getting Covid-19 vaccine and wondering if it gives them greater freedom to travel, visit family members, or do other things like they did before the pandemic swept the world last year.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said: “With more and more people vaccinated each day, we are starting to turn a corner.”

During a press briefing Monday, the CDC director called the guidance a “first step” toward restoring normalcy in how people come together.

She said more activities would be ok’d for individuals who got the vaccine once caseloads and deaths decline, more Americans are getting the vaccines, and as more science emerges on the ability of those who have been vaccinated to get and spread the Covid-19.

The CDC is continuing to recommend that fully vaccinated people still avoid large gatherings, wear well-fitted masks and physically distance themselves from others when out in public.

You may read: British royal family in crisis bombshell interview with Oprah