The CDC has changed its guidelines on inside gatherings, face mask use, physical distancing and more. Normal life is on its way.
This past Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed its guidance for COVID-19.
The announcement focused on slowly rolling back public safety measures that millions of Americans have grown accustomed to since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to newly issued guidance, people that are fully vaccinated can now gather in small groups inside their homes without face masks and social distancing.
Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, announced at a White House briefing on Monday, “You can visit your grandparents if you’ve been vaccinated and they have been, too.
If grandparents have been vaccinated, they can visit their daughter and her family even if they have not been vaccinated, so long as the daughter and her family are not at risk for severe disease.”
However, the guidance from CDC states that if you are fully vaccinated, you will still have to monitor for symptoms for 14 days if you have come into contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive.
These changes from the CDC have begun to pave the road back to normality, and as new daily cases continue to drop, we can expect more of these public health measures rolled back.