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CDC Issues New Guidance for People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Published March 9, 2021

The CDC on Monday released new guidance that allows fully vaccinated individuals to gather with other fully vaccinated individuals without masks in personal and home environments. An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they are two weeks past their second dose in a two-dose regimen (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks past a single-dose regimen (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

Work and educational settings are not considered personal or home – they are public settings. Full protection is still required on our campus, because not all personnel have been vaccinated and not everyone’s vaccination status is known. If you have been fully vaccinated, continue taking precautions in public spaces (including all campus and work spaces) by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands.

Jennifer Lodge, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research