Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume some of the activities they stopped because of the pandemic.
- Fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, or local rules including local business and workplace guidance.
- Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation in the United States and in transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
- Those who have a medical condition or take medications that weaken the immune system should talk to a health care provider to discuss activities. Continuing all precautions to prevent COVID-19 may be advised.
Not Fully Vaccinated:
COVID-19 vaccines are available free of charge to all people living in the United States and are effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Visit Vaccines.gov to find vaccination providers.
People who are not fully vaccinated should continue wearing a face covering in all community settings, such as:
- Grocery stores
- Gas stations
- Restaurants, coffee shops, and bars
- Work settings, stations, and other areas where they work in close proximity such as meat and poultry processing workers
- Limited social gatherings (If possible, hold gatherings outdoors; follow local guidance and adhere to group size limits)
- Religious services
- Exercise facilities (Gyms, yoga studios)
- Airplanes, rideshares and taxis, trains, buses, subways
To optimize a face covering’s ability to reduce COVID-19 transmission:
- Masks/face coverings should be worn over the mouth and nose and under the chin.
- Before putting on or taking off masks/face coverings, wash hands with soap and water or use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Wash cloth face masks after each use and replace non-cloth face masks (i.e. surgical masks) when visibly soiled.