Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Monday.
The long-awaited guidelines gives the U.S. a sneak-peek of what the new normal will look like in the next few months.
The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe illness such as vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy young children and grandchildren.
The guidance is designed to address a growing demand, as more adults have been getting vaccinated and wondering if it gives them greater freedom to visit family members, travel, or do other things like they did before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world last year.
However, the agency still recommends that Americans avoid travel, even if they are fully vaccinated.
About 30.7 million Americans – or only about 9.2 percent of the U.S. population – have been fully vaccinated with a federally authorized COVID-19 vaccine so far, according to the CDC.
Officials say a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine, either two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shot or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson jab.
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Source: Christianity Today