On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance on how people can safely celebrate holidays amid the COVID-19 pandemic, urging people to gather virtually when possible, or outdoors if gathering with people outside of their households.
The CDC also clarified that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying socially distanced.
The reminders align with the existing CDC guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. The CDC says it’s still learning how vaccines protect against the coronavirus, and advises that fully vaccinated people going out in public still wear masks and take precautions until the agency knows more.
The CDC announced on Friday that people who are fully vaccinated can travel within the US with a low risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. They also warned that while travel is “low risk” for vaccinated people, non-essential travel is still not advised. The new guidance recommends that travelers continue to wear masks and socially distance, and advises that fully vaccinated travelers entering the US from overseas continue to test for infection.
All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.” – CDC guidance on travel during COVID-19.