Louisiana has fully vaccinated 440,000 people according to the most recent numbers released on Monday March 9th. The CDC has released new recommendations for those people who are fully vaccinated as some activity that has been limited throughout the pandemic may no longer be so for people who have received the vaccine. The CDC’s guidance reduces the need for some of the protective measures that have been used over the past year.
CDC issued the following guidelines for non-healthcare settings:
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
Fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physically distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow guidance issued by individual employers
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
For more information about the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html
As BRAC’s Manager of Governmental Affairs, David Zoller is responsible for the organization’s governmental relations and advocacy efforts and managing other projects related to economic competitiveness and quality of life.