In a surprising move to some, the CDC mask guidelines eased significantly. It’s possible for the fully vaccinated not to wear a mask in many public settings. But how do the relaxed mask recommendations affect the CDC travel guidelines?
The CDC considers individuals as being fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving their final COVID-19 shot. That’s after the second dose for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and the first injection for the Johnson and Johnson. Unless the vaccine only required one injection, people who only have one vaccine are still considered “unvaccinated.”
Americans can access the latest CDC masking guidelines for indoor and outdoor activities to find more specific information. Here is a roundup of several permissible activities that no longer require a mask except when laws, business or workplace regulations require wearing a mask.
- Attend a small, outdoor gathering with the vaccinated and unvaccinated
- Dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households
- Attend a crowded live event such as a concert or sports event
The unvaccinated must continue wearing a mask for outdoor dining and attending crowded live events.