The CDC updated its interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants, including the delta variant. Here is the key point employers need to know:
- Fully vaccinated individuals who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 can still work if:
- They exhibit no symptoms of COVID-19; and
- They wear a mask indoors until they have a negative test or 14 days after the date of their exposure.
Other notable recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals include:
- Wearing a mask in public indoor settings when in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- Fully vaccinated individuals might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated.
- People who are at increased risk for severe disease include older adults, and those with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, overweight or obesity, and heart conditions.
- If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19, get tested 3-5 days after the date of your exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
- Get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. (Fully vaccinated individuals can get infected with the COVID-19 delta variant.)
- Isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.
Click here to read the full recommendations from the CDC.