WHAT’S SAFE, NOT SAFE ONCE YOU’RE FULLY VACCINATED:
People are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine or two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, according to the CDC. The CDC says people who have been fully vaccinated can:
■ Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart.
■ Gather indoors with unvaccinated people of any age from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks or staying 6 feet apart, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
■ Travel in the United States without a COVID-19 test before or after travel, and without quarantining after travel.
■ Travel internationally without quarantining after travel (and without a test depending on destination)
If you’ve been fully vaccinated, the CDC says you should still protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others:
■ In public
■ When gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household.
■ When visiting with an unvaccinated person who is at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 or who lives with a person at increased risk.
The CDC also still recommends that everyone avoid medium- and large-sized gatherings and get tested and stay home and away from others if you have symptoms of COVID-19.