The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will release additional guidance for fully vaccinated Americans “very soon,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday.

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Fauci, who works as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Thursday night that a “series” of announcements is on the way on best practices for vaccinated Americans.

  • Fauci said the rules will address workplaces, travel, houses of worship and more.
  • “You’re gonna see that coming out pretty quickly,” he said.
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Similarly, Biden alluded to the new guidances during his prime-time address Thursday night, according to The Hill.

  • “In the coming weeks, we will issue further guidance on what you can and cannot do once fully vaccinated to lessen the confusion, to keep people safe, and encourage more people to get vaccinated,” he said. 


The CDC recently released guidelines for vaccinated Americans, including how vaccinated people can be with low-risk individuals indoors without masks or social distancing, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • The guideline said fully vaccinated people can safely gather indoors with small groups from other households — without wearing a mask or physical distancing, NBC News reports.
  • Those who are fully vaccinated can also hang out together without masks.
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So far, the CDC said vaccinated people should avoid air travel even if they are vaccinated, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • “Every time there’s a surge in travel, we have a surge in cases in this country,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Monday during a press briefing, CNN reports.