Vaccine science: CDC says if you’re vaccinated, you don’t need to wear mask at home

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The CDC released new guidelines today, advising that those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can take their masks off at home.

“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,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement Monday.

According to the new federal guidance, fully vaccinated people can visit with other fully vaccinated people and some unvaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or social distancing.

People who are fully vaccinated can also visit with unvaccinated people from a just one other household without wearing masks or social distancing as long as they’re at low risk for severe disease, the CDC says, without acknowledging it has no authority to set these rules.

“For example, fully vaccinated grandparents can visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy daughter and her healthy children without wearing masks or physical distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19,” the CDC says.

For those who are vaccinated, “If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms,” the CDC says.

It’s the first set of behavioral guidance released from the federal government for people who have been fully vaccinated.

The CDC says you cannot do many normal activities. It advises that if you’re fully vaccinated:

  • You should still take steps to protect yourself and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Take these precautions whenever you are:
  • You should still avoid medium or large-sized gatherings.
  • You should still delay domestic and international travel. If you do travel, you’ll still need to follow CDC requirements and recommendations.
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace.

The full CDC guidelines are at this link.

61 COMMENTS

  1. That’s funny cause I never did wear a mask at home. Neither do I know anyone who ever wore a mask at home. It seems the CDC is full of it…

      • …for the same reason that these idiots who drive alone in their cars wear the Commie face diaper. Afraid they might give themselves COVID.

    • Yes, I must have ‘missed the memo’ ….it is hysterical. But also chilling that they think they can dictate what we do within our own homes. Not to mention…..why are we getting the vaccine?

      • Newest threat today: H5N8 Bird Flu is highly transmissible between humans. It will never end. It reminds me of the quote at the end of MIB: ‘There’s always an alien battle cruiser or a Karelian Death Ray or an intergalactic plague that’s about to wipe out life on this miserable little planet. The only way that these people get on with their happy lives is they do not know about it.” We’ve gotten along for 100,000 years and managed our way through a plague here and there. We only need to know when the big one comes, otherwise politicians just need to shut up, let us live and stop crying wolf.

  2. Why is there no transparency and debate about the COVID shot? Is there a solid basis for resistance by healthcare workers? Why is the worldwide resistance to the shot not being reported? Are we all being gaslighted?

    • For the same reason there’s been no transparency and debate allowed about the Wuhan Flu, hydroxy, masking, lockdowns or anything else associated with the outbreak. It’s not about anything other than compliance. You can tell based on who is allowed to speak and who is not. Cheers –

    • There is no discussion because America is now a totalitarian nation complete with: travel restrictions, censorship, rigged voting machines, statist propaganda outlets known as the corporate mass media and their presstitutes. America now has corporations dictating policies and mandates for the masses, eugenic based medical industrial system, indoctrination centers masked as higher education to promote Marxist culture revolutionists with their oppressive cancel culture and destructive anti human rhetoric, technocratic despotism, and failing Keynesian economic policies. Enjoy the fall of America and the free world because what we tolerate we authorize. We tolerated this mess for generations. We were all born for such a time as this. Bravery will be most valued in the future. Nothing will ever be as it was again. Always remember it was apathy and complacency that got us to this point. This tyrannical nightmare began under our watch. So buckle up buttercups because this tyrannical party is just getting started. For all those that never thought it could happen here, it is obvious that it can and it is, because America was never immune to tyranny except for in the minds of the arrogant and ignorant. So are you ready for this? Because ready or not here it comes.

  3. These people are NUTS! We do need to protect the at risk, but if you forever live in a sterile bubble your immune system will not develop. Furthermore, the hazards of wearing a mask must be balanced against the risks. People raised in the country eating dirt as kids and having exposures build much stronger immune systems than those in cities never getting hands dirty. It is the way your body was formed to function.

  4. We were supposed to wear masks at home? Oh no, Flip Flop Fauci never told me that. We’re doomed!

  5. Off topic, but true. I make the same(usually hard right, conservative) comments on Must Read Alaska, The Midnight Sun, The Alaska Landmine, and The Anchorage Daily Planet. Although I use no obscene language, the conservative(???), Must Read Alaska site is the only one that edits my posts. One would expect that the more liberal sites would be doing the editing………………

    Perhaps this comment will also be edited or not published.

    • I don’t always agree with the angle that content is written, but I will defend the editor for her unabashed allowance of different ideas on this board. If she makes an edit, I trust that there is a reason for it.

  6. Funny that Jan 8 daily new cases in the US were 308 thousand, March 1 they are at 42 thousand daily new cases. Hmmm. Scientists dont really know why yet, but its not believed its vaccines, not enough of them out yet nor is it likely its masks or social distancing. The narrative will be formed and disseminated in the future.

    • The number of “cases” is determined by how many cycles are used in the PCR, which is NOT a test It’s all about the money – and the politics.

      “On January 20, the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration and entrance into the White House, the World Health Organization (WHO) quietly issued new guidance on the manner in which polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were to be conducted and reported. It warned against reporting someone as having COVID-19, just because the test had been positive, when they did not actually present with any symptoms. The WHO also raised concerns about the ‘risk of false positive’ tests.”

      From:
      COVID cases plummet after WHO changes testing protocol on Biden’s Inauguration Day

  7. Hahahaha
    They are so weird!
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    I didnt know the public was supposed to being wearing a mask at home
    Hahahahaha
    These people are supposed to be college educated
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  8. Given the statistics gathered to date on the survival rate, whereby ~90% of folks in my age group survive the Covid virus, I’m going to take that chance and “NOT” get the vaccine shot.
    Further, I’ve decided to Live Life and not be beholden to the self-imposed anxiety and fear. That’s best reserved for the Liberal Anchorage-ites.

  9. Looks like an effort to get Americans used to the idea that vaccination is required before rulers reinstate Constitutional freedoms…
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    Next step might include conversation about vaccine cards which Americans’ll have to show before being allowed to enter, be close to, or board, anything.

  10. Oh my. As I was reading this I actually thought Suzanne was writing a satire piece …. and I am still laughing…. this is so convoluted, confusing and ridiculous it is mind boggling. And somehow I must have missed the memo that I was supposed to wear a mask at home …..huh?! I am wondering if the CDC also has any directives step by step on how to ‘wipe’ after one has gone to the restroom. That is how crazy ridiculous this all sounds. Do they actually think that family members are sitting together in their homes, perhaps in front of the television, all masked (!), enjoying their separate bowls of popcorn, made separately of course….
    I am actually a mask wearer when the situation deems necessary or a private business has asked me to, but this supposed amended (?) directive (?) is baffling.

  11. A couple of weeks ago, the Imperial Dr. Fauci mentioned that the CDC was about to put out new guidance. Release of that guidance was delayed. I suspect it all had to do with the undesirable response that the Fauci comments were generating. The response of potential liberation on the part of the public was likely intolerable to those in power. Under the Biden-Harris-Fauci regime it will never be safe enough to remove restrictions. The Municipal government of the same stripe. So are the WHO, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, CBS, CNN, Harvard, Nancy Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer. Those in power want to keep that power. People will have to decide if they want to continue on that path. I do not.

    • Some rant there Jmark.
      You do know that it’s always been that way (people decide) until Don Trump attempted his takeover. Heheh! You still thinking that election was stolen?
      That must have been some disappointment that morning after election day. Tough noogies to you.

      • Bill Yankee, Go get your eugenic based vaccine, wear your cloth face diaper, keep isolating in fear, and take a knee like a good little slave and be very afraid of everything your liberal supreme leaders tell you (especially the evil orange man); after all, you most continue to consume, conform and obey like a good little slave boy.

        Maybe your liberal virtue signaling friends will give you a gold star for good participation if you keep repeating the same official oppressive narratives given to you by your corporate masters. And while your at it lick some more statist boots because it’s good for you and oh so loving. I am sure it is your favorite snack. Bwahahahaha (statist shill). You really think you matter. You really think you do matter and that your opinions are your own. Bwahahahaha. Your comments always make me laugh with my morning coffee. You are too easy. Bwahahahaha. Way too easy …LMFAO

  12. Define CDC. Aren’t they a private, for profit corporation with no legally discernable duty of care to the private, unrelated inhabitants of this country? I believe they are. The US Corporation I have heard is bankrupt which brings into question the status of any and ALL other corporations doing business in this permanent republic of 50 united nation states. Who exactly made that corpiration my government? Just point to the authority to authorize them within the guaranteed, still permanent US Constitution and grunt please.

  13. The CDC are simply getting ahead of the TEXAS mutiny, before other states follow suit. They’re in on no win situation because of Texas, a big hats off to the Lone star State, check mate Fauci/Biden et al.
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    On a side note, I’d be opening the southern border flood gates if I wanted the COVID numbers to rise…………..

  14. “For example, fully vaccinated grandparents can visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy daughter and her healthy children without wearing masks or physical distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19,”

    At the risk of nit-picking, does this mean that grandparents CANNOT visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy SON and HIS healthy children without wearing masks or physical distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19?

    Sigh….

  15. Do the CDC, the doctors, the hospitals, nurses and anybody else espousing these kinds of statements realize that they are destroying their own previously strong reputations of credibility?

    To push this jump-the-shark malarkey is making them all appear to be buffoons with degrees on their office walls. And they’ve been pushing it for a year.

    How embarrassing for any sane person to have to be part of a medical industrial complex that would spew such propaganda.

    I don’t think that China fully understood Americans’ independence and abilities to critically think, when they, through the WHO and the CDC (Dr. Fauci), and in the state of Alaska, Dr. Zink, rolled out this farce called the COVID-19 “pandemic” of 2020.

    • Sometimes I wonder if a great many doctors are not in a catch-22. The magic word is “malpractice”. When the eggheads at the CDC and organizations like it, put out their guidance, it becomes something akin to “the standard of care”. Even if centuries of medical practice and experience tell them one thing, they better tow the line, lest some litigious bozo gets sick and sues them into oblivion.

  16. This silliness should serve as yet another warning that this garbage won’t be going away in any of our lifetimes. “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Like global warming, which started as a new ice age a half century ago and has evolved into “climate change”, the Chicken Littles of this world will never yield their soapbox.

  17. So if you think that your heavily touched mask is protecting you, shouldn’t they recommend a full body suit with filter oxygen. Listen folks the numbers don’t trick you it has moved through every nation on earth and is declining wether naturally or not. The Elders and Elderly are vaccinated probably 50 and up. 49 and below have no issues with covid, the numbers show this. 3 percent of the vaccinated are dying with in 2 weeks of vaccination. SO now that the healthy are getting this it appears that variant or not the numbers are coming way down. 40k today nationwide we haven’t seen it this low since October. it is eerily following the flu patterns as far as declining as vaccines rapped up. Thanks to Donald Trump our best and future president.

    • Your comments are inaccurate and irresponsible. Where did you get “3 percent of the vaccinated are dying with in 2 weeks of vaccination.”????? I am a physician practicing at a hospital in Anchorage, and I would love to see the data proving this claim. I urge everyone to get vaccinated. It’s not just for your own safety–it’s for the health and safety of your friends, family, and neighbors.

      • JS, scary you are a physician promoting these injections. We both know you are no expert in pharmaceuticals and vaccine science. When it comes to medications and vaccines that is not your area of expertise and schooling. As a physician your schooling only scratches the surface on pharmaceuticals; after all, if that were your area of expertise you would be holding a degree in pharmacology and bio chemistry working on vaccine and medication research, and not be a physician in a hospital. I will listen to the experts in this field and avoid experimental mRNA injections at all costs. Actually, until I see at least 15 years of data in human trials of mRNA injections, I will take a bullet in the head before I become a pharmacological guinea pig. So your guidance and opinion on this matter based on your title of being a physician is irrelevant to me and those with extremely high IQs and critical thinking skills who have experience in the pharmaceutical industries. I will never promote eugenic based solutions as treatments options and will dedicate my life defending people from those who do. I hope you fare well over the course of your lifetime after taking this shot, and I hope your offspring does too; after all, we don’t know the long term implications for injecting mRNA into the human population on a massive scale but we will soon find out. mRNA injections are allowing a rewrite of protein synthesis to create spike proteins, and again we don’t have a clue of long term implications on this being done on the massive scale, let alone in humans. This vaccination program is the first and only human trial, which you willing became a participant. I respectively wish to not participate in such experiment and instead choose to wait and review the data from this global clinical trial to make a more educated decision. This is one big lab experiment to see what happens and I personally won’t sign up for it. But hey, to each there own, enjoy your experimental shot but don’t parade like you are an expert on the topic because you are not. Maybe you should have listened to some of the real experts on the topic though like Geert Vanden Bossche, PhD, DVM, who is a real vaccine research expert, and not the higher ups you answer to in your hospital, your peer group, and the televised propaganda promoting masses to line up and take the shot. The above expert has a long list of companies and organizations he’s worked with on vaccine discovery and preclinical research, including GSK, Novartis, Solvay Biologicals, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Vanden Bossche also coordinated the Ebola vaccine program at GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization). So he is far from an anti vaccine stand point. Yet he is highly concerned, along with many other experts in this field, on these massive vaccination campaigns rolling out world wide.

        He is board-certified in Virology and Microbiology, the author of over 30 publications, and inventor of a patent application for universal vaccines. He currently works as an independent vaccine research consultant.

        You really should be doing your own research before recommending your patients to sign up to be a guinea pig like you. Here is a paper written by the expert in this field. I am sorry you jumped on the trendy bandwagon without question but the truth is these vaccines are the wrong choice.

        Or stay uniformed and promote death. The choice is yours but don’t expect me or anyone else to follow your path to hell paved with good intentions and lack of medical research science.

  18. I’m so relieved! Their findings fall straight in line with mine with one small exception and that is that my findings also confirm that no mask will be worn at home regardless of vaccination status.

  19. What a load of garbage. I haven’t followed one suggestion of these fearmongers and I never will.
    I fear people in agencies like this more then I do anything they say I need to protect myself from. We need protection from them. No mask or shot needed.

  20. That’s absolutely adorable that they actually thought I was dumb enough to have been wearing a mask anywhere, much inside my own home.

  21. You know, the CDC consists of some of the best doctors and scientists in the world who spend their lives (and considerable intellects) trying to keep you and the world safe. Yet here they are both disparaged in the comments and subjected to a headline dripping with sarcasm. Instead of gratitude, MRAK dishes out opprobrium.

    What kind of people read MRAK and comment here? A very cynical bunch as far as I can tell. Someday you just might really need the CDC, and you can bet that they will still be there for you.

    • Whidbey…..Maybe a little more respect would be given to them if they would stop crying wolf all the time, to justify their jobs, and their pay raises.

    • What we have found found, curious onlooker, is that Alaska is no fascist idyll. Those marinated seventy long winters in this hostile frontier have found that we do what works for us. Typically assumptions are dropped immediately. The gigantic contractor may have some barbarous researchers and plump marketing budgets but we are keeping each of our constitutional rights.

    • Whidbey TheDog, it is important for you to understand the CDC is private corporation that runs for profit with huge conflicts of interest. You should do some research outside of the propaganda arm of the corporate run media and follow the money. Your opinion might change. I did my research into the CDC over 15 years ago while in getting my degree in pharmaceuticals and it really opened my eyes. Maybe you should do the same. It might surprise you what you find out. Good luck.

  22. As an un-vaccinated person, I have actually tried to stay away from the vaccinated people. Who knows what them people might have now.

    • Well Zip, good luck with that, because you’ll never be completely successful following that strategy. What will eventually happen is that you will fall ill, and then wish that you had been vaccinated. But by then it will be too late…

      Why so many people insist on acting in a manner that is contrary to their own self interests is a real mystery. I guess it’s just Darwin’s theory at work.

      • Whidbey….Maybe in your own little “yes big government” world, this is how you would love for things to play out. However, I won’t ever wish I had of been vaccinated with their experimental vaccine. Even if it wouldn’t have been experimental, I do not vaccinate against the yearly flu, and this is no different, except that this is a yearly cold virus.

  23. The government in Washington DC and their lackies pushing their gene therapies in Atlanta are devoid of credibility.

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    The gene therapies do not confer immunity nor do they stop the spread of the virus. Medical theater and the credulous are the guinea pigs.

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    Call me an anti-vaxxer, this isn’t a vaccine.

  24. All I heard anyone say here was I don’t wear a mask at home. Well, I don’t wear a mask anywhere I don’t care who they are where it is I don’t wear a mask…! If everyone would quit acting like sheep and live their own life not wear a mask maybe we wouldn’t have this problem with control, sheeple!

  25. Actually the CDC could care less about you or me. What they do care about is protecting their industry, and cash flow. Don’t believe that? Have you looked at who their BoD are, and where they came from? I don’t doubt for one moment that they would hock our souls for a few pieces of silver if we would let them. Fool…

  26. Nothing mentioned about the thousands of asylum seekers streaming across our southern border without vaccinations or even masks. They are being transported to Texas, Virginia, and I imagine other places. Yet, even with a vaccine we the citizens still have strict “behavior guidance.”
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  27. From Tapnewswire:
    If you die from Coronavirus ‘vaccine’, your life insurance won’t pay as it’s an ‘experimental medical intervention’.
    Check with your insurer before you have the vaccine. It’s reported that some or all life insurance won’t pay out for COVID vaccine related deaths, as the ‘vaccine’ is experimental. If this is too big a risk for your insurers, should you be taking it?
    Even having had a COVID test could mean you are no longer eligible for insurance. You need to do some careful research, contact your insurers, before getting vaccinated or tested.

      • Bill Yankee just do some real research outside of your ignorant echo chamber of your peer group. Then maybe you can carry an intelligent conversation with a real self obtained opinion. No wonder the world is in this mess, we have people who forgot how to use logic and do real research. I am positive you read nothing outside of your own opinions and view points; otherwise you wouldn’t appear to be such a pinko douche of a troll.

  28. What we are seeing I believe is treasonous overthrow of our constitutional republic by foreign interests and domestic traitors. People should leave to the lower 48. No one will defend the people. They hate Americans. I believe Alaskan families are in immenent danger.

  29. Okay, like I care what the corrupt Health Bureaucrats at the CDC say anymore. They change their minds on a whim with no data to back it up. Let me be clear, wearing masks does absolutely nothing to prevent a COVID virus particle that is .30 microns in size from entering your body, PERIOD! It would be like trying to stop a grain of sand from blowing into your yard by putting a chain link fence in its path. People really need to snap out of their hypnosis. Just think of all the crap getting through your silly cloth mask and collecting in a concentrated way around your mouth and nose. VERY UNHEALTHY!

  30. By Cinco de Mayo, I’m not wearing a mask anymore. I’m not high risk and I got my first shot already. If you are high risk and haven’t gotten your shot, that’s on you. Flu has gone down too this winter. So, if you want to continue wearing a mask, that’s fine. But don’t require me to wear one after Cinco de Mayo. No matter where I go.

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