What the CDC’s new guidelines for vaccinated individuals mean

On Monday, March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

These guidelines do not apply to health care settings, so there are no changes to our safety and personal protective equipment guidelines while at work. 

What the guidelines say

The CDC has shared that for those who are fully vaccinated: 

  • You can gather indoors (in small gatherings) with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or social distancing. 
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. 

Continue following safe practices outside of work

You should continue to wear a mask when in public, keep six feet of distance between yourself and others when possible, avoid crowds, as well as medium or large-sized gatherings, and avoid areas that are not well ventilated. Domestic and international travel is still not recommended. Additionally, you should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you have been around someone who is sick.

What comes next?

We expect more changes in the guidelines as we enter this new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to keep you updated. Unless you hear differently from us, please continue to follow all established safety practices.