On March 8, 2021, the CDC has released new health recommendations for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as having received both doses of a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine, or having received a single-dose vaccine, two or more weeks ago.
According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people can:
– Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
– Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
– Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic.
People who are fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue practicing social distancing and masking when in public and when visiting with people at higher risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, such as the elderly.
This is very encouraging news, and it may be tempting to relax workplace requirements for masking and social distancing, but remember that our state and county regulations have not yet changed. The CDC provides recommendations to individuals, not to employers who must maintain compliance with a wide variety of state and local mandates. Sierra HR Partners recommends staying consistent with your COVID-19 health precautions until the Departments of Public Health provide updated guidance. Please contact us if you would like to discuss specific workplace situations.
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