The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new guidelines for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated individuals without masks or social distancing.
The guidelines also state that fully vaccinated individuals can gather indoors with unvaccinated individuals from a single household without masks or social distancing, as long as the unvaccinated individuals are at low risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
However, the CDC still recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks and practice social distancing in public settings and around unvaccinated individuals from multiple households.
The new guidelines have been praised by some as a step toward returning to normalcy, while others have expressed concerns about the potential for confusion and the difficulty of enforcing the guidelines.
Despite these concerns, the CDC has emphasized that the guidelines are based on the latest scientific evidence and will be updated as more information becomes available.