Fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to mask outdoors, CDC announces

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:29 PM UTC


Courtesy of lifewithemilyblog.com

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday, have announced revised guidelines for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Americans who are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 are no longer subject to mask requirements while attending small outdoor gatherings, according to the CDC's website.

These are the activities that the CDC designates as safe for fully vaccinated people:

  • Walk, run, or bike outdoors with members of your household
  • Attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated family and friends
  • Attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people
  • Dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households

In addition to the aforementioned activities, the CDC now designates it as safe for fully vaccinated Americans to "attend a crowded, outdoor event, like a live performance, parade, or sports event" as long as a mask is worn.

"Fully vaccinated people" are defined by the CDC as those who have received their second dose in a two-dose series two or more weeks ago or have received a single-dose vaccine two or more weeks ago.