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CDC issues guidelines telling the vaccinated what they can do – The Washington Post

The CDC said people who are two weeks past their final shot face little risk if they visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household. (The Washington Post)
The CDC said people who are two weeks past their final shot face little risk if they visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household. (The Washington Post)

Long-awaited government guidelines loosen restrictions on how people can socialize, and see their grandchildren after they’re fully inoculated.

Federal health officials released guidance Monday that gives fully vaccinated Americans more freedom to socialize and pursue routine activities, providing a pandemic-weary nation a first glimpse of what a new normal may look like in the months ahead.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people who are two weeks past their final shot face little risk if they visit indoors with unvaccinated members of a single household at low risk of severe disease, without wearing masks or distancing. That would free many vaccinated grandparents who live near their unvaccinated children and grandchildren to gather for the first time in a year. The guidelines continue to discourage long-distance travel, however.

The CDC also said fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with those who are also fully vaccinated. And they do not need to quarantine, or be tested after exposure to the coronavirus, as long as they have no symptoms.

Source: CDC issues guidelines telling the vaccinated what they can do – The Washington Post

You’ve been vaccinated — the CDC is finalizing guidance on what’s safe for you to do – CBS News

From CBS

By Max Bayer, Alexander Tin, Updated on: March 4, 2021 / 1:19 AM / CBS News

It’s likely to be safe for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to have small gatherings with others who are vaccinated.

Source: You’ve been vaccinated — the CDC is finalizing guidance on what’s safe for you to do – CBS News

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports

By Hallie Levine Last updated: February 18, 2021

Some experts suggest doubling up for added protection—but how you do so matters.

With more contagious coronavirus variants spreading, a simple cloth mask might not always be enough. Consumer Reports explains how to upgrade your mask.

More contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 are now spreading in the U.S., with one potentially poised to become the predominant strain in this country by March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports