The CDC is easing restrictions for the American people saying that if they are fully vaccinated, they can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.
Also, vaccinated people can come together in the same way as people considered at low-risk for severe diseases, such as vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren.
This new guidance was released Monday morning.
We know that people want to get vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love, said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, in a statement.
The CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people continue to wear well-fitted masks, avoid large gatherings, and physically distance themselves from others when out in public. The CDC also advised vaccinated people to get tested if they develop symptoms related to COVID-19.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last required dose of the vaccine.
According to the CDC, about 30 million Americans, or only about 9% of the U.S. population, have been fully vaccinated with a federally authorized COVID-19 vaccine so far.