The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an updated guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Tuesday, giving fully vaccinated people a glimpse at what returning to normal looks like.
As I wrote for the Deseret News, the new guidelines from the CDC said fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outside unless they’re in a crowd.
The CDC also released a list of eight things fully vaccinated people can do now safely. Just remember, there’s always some level of risk with any activity you do. So continue to take proper precautions.
Fully vaccinated approved activities
The list of approved activities include:
- Hang out with other people — who have been fully vaccinated — inside without masks or distancing.
- Visit unvaccinated people who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 indoors without masks. It’s especially important this doesn’t happen in a crowd or crowded venues.
- Participate in outdoor activities like walking, running, jogging without a mask (but not in crowds).
- Resume domestic travel without testing before or after traveling.
- Avoid the need for COVID-19 testing before leaving the United States, unless the destination country requires a negative COVID-19 test.
- Skip testing from an asymptomatic exposure to COVID-19. Exceptions may exist on this rule depending on why you’re getting the test, though, including if you’re showing symptoms.
- Skip quarantining from exposure to COVID-19 if you’re asymptomatic.
- Skip “from routine screening testing if asymptomatic and feasible,” according to the CDC.
What fully vaccinated people can’t do
This may all sound good, but just a reminder that the CDC wants you to keep wearing masks in crowded areas. According to Axios, people should still wear masks when they attend sporting events, live outdoor concerts, barbershops, movie theaters and houses of worship.