Hope is on the horizon as vaccine doses continue to be administered nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their first set of health recommendations for fully vaccinated people, and they offer just a slice of normal life.
Two weeks after receiving the final dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC says a person can safely gather with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or social distancing.
Masks and social distancing will also not be required if visiting unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Those who receive the vaccines will not have to self-quarantine or get tested if exposed to the virus as long as they are asymptomatic.
Though getting vaccinated currently excuses citizens from a few COVID-19 precautions, it is still recommended everyone continue to wear a face mask and practice social distancing when in public.
The CDC also says people should continue to avoid medium to large-sized gatherings and get tested if they begin exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, whether they have received a vaccine or not.
The CDC has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.