On April 27, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on outdoor mask use for fully vaccinated Americans, CNN.com noted.
Fully vaccinated people can now unmask at small outdoor gatherings, or when dining outside with friends from multiple householdsalthough unvaccinated people still need to wear masks at such gatherings.
However, the federal health agency says even fully vaccinated people should avoid large indoor gatherings. The CDC did not define how many people would be in a large gathering, but the agency's website describes "large gatherings" as bringing together "many people from multiple households in a private or public space."
In addition, the CDC advises both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to still wear masks in indoor public spaces, such as a mall, movie theater or museum.
According to the CDC's website, in general, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html .