Update: The CDC has updated its website with the official wording for those who are fully vaccinated that can be read here.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director, CDC: “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physically distancing. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”

According to a source at the AP, the CDC is going to announce on Thursday that those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks outdoors in crowded spaces, and would only need to wear masks in limited settings indoors.

What’s Happening:

  • The AP has reported that a source has told them that the CDC will be announcing that fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear masks while outdoors in crowded spaces and only in limited situations indoors.
  • Mask wearing would be recommended for indoor locations that are heavily populated such as hospitals, planes, busses, homeless shelters, and prisons.
  • There is no word yet on if any theme parks such as Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, or Disneyland will ease mask requirements.

CDC On What Fully Vaccinated Individuals Can Do:

  • You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
  • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
    • You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
    • You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
    • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
    • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
    • However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

For now, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:

  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
  • If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested within 3 days of their flight (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.

Changes to Physical Distancing and Temperature Checks at Disney:

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