COVID-19: Vaccinated people can gather, visit each other indoors without nose masks ─CDC

*The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance suggests it is safe for fully-vaccinated people, after two weeks, to get together, and visit each other indoors without masks

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As more populations get the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccines shots against the disruptive virus across the globe, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new guidance suggests that it is safe for fully-vaccinated people to get together, and visit each other indoors without masks.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, who stated this at a media briefing Monday, March 8, said: “If you and a friend, or you and a family member are both vaccinated, you can have dinner together” without wearing masks or without distancing.

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ConsumerConnect learnt the CDC recommendations came as states in US were moving to reopen schools and businesses amid a drop in virus infection cases in recent times.

While the CDC gives vaccinated mask wearers a greenlight, health experts warn that is not a hall pass for everyone to go wild, especially with new variants of COVID-19 emerging.

The agency emphasised that several restrictions remain, including advising against travel and recommending mask wearing in public.

It’s also important to note that people who get their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine should also wait two weeks before meeting indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing masks or social distancing.

Such gatherings are “low risk,” the CDC said. The agency estimates that just 10 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated so far.

It was also gathered the CDC stated that fully vaccinated people can meet with those who are not yet vaccinated from a single household without wearing masks or distancing.

An example would be vaccinated grandparents who would like to visit their unvaccinated adult child and grandchild, as long as they’re healthy and not at high risk, agency report said.

However, the regulatory agency noted that fully-vaccinated people should still continue to mask up and socially distance in public in situations where they’re visiting with unvaccinated people from more than a household, or when they’re around unvaccinated people who are at high risk, such as seniors.

Walensky said:  “We believe these new recommendations are an important first step in our efforts to resume everyday activities in our communities.”

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