Are you fully vaccinated? You don’t need to quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure anymore, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out new guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated
- Health officials still recommend quarantining if you’ve had COVID-19 exposure and if you haven’t received the vaccine yet. People are often asked to stay away from others for 10 to 14 days to see if they develop COVID-19 symptoms.
The CDC said that quarantining isn’t needed for fully vaccinated people within three months of receiving their last dose, assuming they don’t develop any symptoms.
- People are considered fully vaccinated if they have had both doses of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine, according to the CDC. People should wait two weeks after receiving their doses before following these rules.
- ”Vaccination has been demonstrated to prevent symptomatic COVID-19; symptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission is thought to have a greater role in transmission than purely asymptomatic transmission,” according to the CDC.
- Vaccinated folks should still wear masks, social distance and avoid crowds, per NBC News.