CDC in America decided people who have received the full COVID-19 vaccine can gather with vaccinated grandparents or friends indoors without wearing masks or keeping their distance. “If you and a friend or you and a family member are both vaccinated, you can have dinner together,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, without wearing masks and without distancing. “You can visit your grandparents, if you have been vaccinated and they have been too,” she said in a White House briefing. However getting the vaccine does not mean people should travel or gather in large groups.
The recommendations are more complicated if in a group some individuals are vaccinated and some aren’t. CDC says it is low risk for vaccinated individuals to gather with unvaccinated individuals indoors without masks and social distancing, as long as the people who aren’t vaccinated are at low risk of severe disease and no one in their household is at high risk. Vaccinated individuals also don’t need to quarantine or get tested if they come in contact with someone positive for COVID-19 and don’t have any symptoms. In public, even people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine should continue to wear masks and maintain distance.