Now that you are fully vaccinated you may be wondering “now what?” The CDC has come out with recommendations that can help when making decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. Below is a comprehensive breakdown on what fully vaccinated people can start doing and what they should continue to do.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated, 2 weeks after your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. This means:
- Resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
- If you travel in the U.S., you do not need to get tested or self-quarantine
- If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms
However, there are still some things that you should continue to do even when fully vaccinated.
- You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses
- You are still required to wear a mask in a healthcare setting
- Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the U.S.
- People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.
Because things are everchanging, please refer to the CDC website for the most current up-to-date information.