The CDC Released An Exciting New Guideline For Fully Vaccinated People

Getting fully vaccinated definitely has its perks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new guideline for those who have been fully vaccinated, saying they no longer need to quarantine if they get exposed to the virus.

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44,769,970 Doses administered in the U.S.* 

But just receiving the second dose of the vaccine doesn't put you in the clear just yet, as certain criteria must be met before a vaccinated person should decide to not quarantine when exposed to COVID-19. 

According to the CDC, a vaccinated person can avoid quarantine after exposure if they are fully vaccinated, are within three months of having received the second vaccine dose, and have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure.

The CDC also still recommends fully vaccinated people continue to practice safety precautions such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and avoiding large crowds.

Editor's Note: The CDC has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information. 

ArriveCAN Is 'Mandatory' No Matter How Long Your Trip Is & Not Using It Can Cause Problems

Canada's health minister warns that not submitting information can mean you're not exempt from travel rules.

A federal government official has reminded travellers that using ArriveCAN is "mandatory" when entering Canada whether they're Canadian citizens or foreign nationals and regardless of how long their trip is.

During a COVID-19 update on December 3, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos spoke about Canada's new travel restrictions that have been put into place because of the Omicron variant and warned that not using ArriveCAN can still lead to serious consequences.

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Ontario is now offering a select number of single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines starting on Thursday.

The Ontario government announced on December 2 that the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses will be accelerated for high-risk individuals and people aged 50 or older to give "an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and its variants," according to a press release.

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A Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Just Been Reported In The GTA

The person was in close contact with a traveller coming back from southern Africa.

Durham Region Health Department has announced that one person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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There's a new way to find out if you've potentially been exposed to COVID-19, Toronto.

In a news release posted on December 2, City officials launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page that will inform Torontonians of potential exposures that they could have come across in large settings.

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