If I receive the vaccine will I still need to mask and social distance?
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated:
2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines)
2 weeks after a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected.
According to the CDC, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:
You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
You might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk of severe disease or if a member of your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated.
If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international before traveling outside the United States.
You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.