Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People



Summary of Recent Changes

Updates as of May 13, 2021

 
  • Update that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance

  • Update that fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter

 

Key Points

The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings. For related information for healthcare settings, visit Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination.

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by

federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance

  • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel

  • Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States

  • Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings

  • Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic

  • Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:

  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations

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