CDC: Fully vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated people without masks, social distancing
The White House COVID-19 response team provided an update on the pandemic on Monday afternoon. The guidance was very conservative but does provide a road map for those who are fully vaccinated to begin seeing other people. “CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can visit with unvaccinated people from one other household, indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing as long as the unvaccinated people and any members of their household are not at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. Fully vaccinated means at last two weeks past the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine -- or four weeks past the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. AdWatch the press briefing below via the embedded video:Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC saysFully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials.
White House COVID-19 Response Team discuss vaccines, variants
DETROIT – Members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team said that President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccines doses in 100 days is on track for success. Nationally, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are continuing to decrease. There is also great concern that a new, more contagious variants of the virus could reverse that downward trend. The CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, warned that too many people are giving the new variants an easy path to spread. “Based on contact tracing and review of recent variant cases -- not wearing masks and participating in in-person social gatherings have contributed to the variance spread,” Walensky said.