A CDC announcement over the past year has not exactly been something that would be described as “good news.” Usually it would be attached with a warning of the catastrophic consequences of standing too close to another human, not waring a mask, or eating stuffing on Thanksgiving Day. 

Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance that dealt with practices considered safe, now that much of the country is getting vaccinated in a timely fashion or already has received the shot or shots. 

So, here goes. People that have been vaccinated may gather with others who are not vaccinated without masks outdoors, indoors or underground if they want. 

Providing that the the unvaccinated people are at low-risk for COVID-19. 

Don’t go planning a massive rave quite yet.  The announcement suggested everyone should avoid medium-to-large sized crowds and still follow local regulations on any restrictions.  

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC laid things out in a release Monday. 

“We know that people want to get vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love. There are some activities that fully vaccinated people can begin to resume now in the privacy of their own homes. Everyone – even those who are vaccinated – should continue with all mitigation strategies when in public settings.  As the science evolves and more people get vaccinated, we will continue to provide more guidance to help fully vaccinated people safely resume more activities.”

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