The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issues a Notice today that revised its recommendations for vaccinated people and mask-wearing. Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Also, fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility, or a homeless shelter.
Fully vaccinated people not in a health-care setting can:
- Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance,
- Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel, or self-quarantine after travel,
- Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States,
- Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings,
- Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic,
- Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible.
NOTE: State and local ordinances remain in effect (Omaha, for example, has a mask mandate until May 25th) until revised and any business may continue to require masks to be worn by employees or customers, subject to certain limited circumstances.
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Author: Mark Brasee
Mark L. Brasee