Washington [US], May 14 (ANI): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday (local time) that people who have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need their masks on indoors and outdoors.
In a guideline on its website, the CDC said that if people are completely vaccinated, they can resume their activities without any other restrictions before the pandemic.
“Fully vaccinated individuals may resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing themselves, unless required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, regulations, and regulations, including local business guidelines and locations. work, ”he said.
People traveling to the United States will no longer need to be tested before or after arrival or quarantined after the trip.
However, people will need to show a negative test result or recovery documentation for COVID-19 before embarking on an international flight to the United States and take the test 3-5 days after the international trip. .
Also, if someone has been around someone who has COVID-19, they should not stay away from others or get tested unless they have symptoms.
However, the CDC asked people to follow the guidelines in the workplace and local businesses and to monitor the symptoms of COVID-19.
“COVID-19 vaccines are effective in preventing COVID-19 disease, especially serious illness and death,” he said.
The CDC also urged people to find a vaccine against COVID-19 if they have not yet been vaccinated.
“If you’re completely vaccinated, you can start doing the things you stopped doing because of the pandemic. We all wanted that moment when we could get back to a certain sense of normalcy,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a briefing. COVID-19 of the White House.
According to The Hill, this update comes as the agency has been criticized for being too slow to react to the change in science, too cautious and even contradictory in its recommendations to the public.
Last month, the CDC said it is safe for people who have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19 to be out without a mask, but only in small groups.
According to The Hill, the guidelines, which CDC director Rochelle Walensky outlined during a White House press conference on Tuesday, are based on the agency’s previous updates on activities people can be comfortable with. once completely vaccinated.
According to the agency, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks during small outdoor meetings, even if there is a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Eating at an open-air restaurant with friends from various homes is also considered a safe activity for vaccinated people to do without a mask, the agency said.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the United States has recorded 32,839,259 COVID-19 infections and 5,854,230 deaths. (ANI)