People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19:
≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna)
The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings.
Fully Vaccinated People Can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
- 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.
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic.
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing.
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households.
- Avoid medium and large sized in-person gatherings.
- Get tested if experiencing COVID 19 symptoms.
- Follow guidance issued by individual employers
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.
This guidance will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines. This post was created on April 14, 2021.