Originally posted January 18, 2021; most recently updated May 13, 2021
Q: Do individuals need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if they have received two doses of an mRNA vaccine or a single dose of the (J&J) vaccine?
A: According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in most indoor and outdoor settings, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Please note that these recommendations from the CDC don’t apply to healthcare settings including doctor’s offices and hospitals; transportation hubs like airports and train stations; correctional facilities and homeless shelters.
More information can be found at CDC: When you’ve been fully vaccinated and CDC: Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.