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: