Find Out the New CDC Mask Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People While Outdoors

Woman taking off face mask while outside

Good news for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and even more inspiration for those still hesitant to get the vaccine.

The CDC announced new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals (remember this occurs 2 weeks after your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and 2 weeks after the single Johnson & Johnson shot) that will make outdoor time more enjoyable.

The changes mainly affect time spent outdoors, and the CDC still recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks if attending a crowded outdoor event. The agency's guidelines ranked activities from "safest" to "least safe" and include:

- No masked needed while you "walk, run, or bike outdoors with members of your household" 

- No masked needed if you "attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated family and friends"

- No mask needed if you "dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households"

- Mask still needed if you "attend a crowded, outdoor event, like a live performance, parade, or sports event"

The CDC and The Doctors stress masks are still recommended for interactions with large groups while indoors like visiting a barber or hair salon, going to an indoor shopping center or museum, riding public transport, attending a small indoor gathering of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people from multiple households, going to an indoor movie theater/house of worship/indoor dining/the gym.

More detailed CDC guidance is available below:

New CDC mask guidelines


New CDC mask guidelines


New CDC mask guidelines


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