CDC: Fully vaccinated people may socialize indoors without face masks

People who have been fully vaccinated can resume some social activities that they had stopped doing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance released Monday.

"While the new guidance is a positive step, the vast majority of people need to be fully vaccinated before Covid-19 precautions can be lifted broadly," CDC said. "Until then, it is important that everyone continues to adhere to public health mitigation measures to protect the large number of people who remain unvaccinated."

The new guidance—which is based on the latest science — includes recommendations for how and when a fully vaccinated individual can visit with other people who are fully vaccinated and with other people who are not vaccinated.

This guidance represents a first step toward returning to everyday activities in our communities. CDC will update these recommendations as more people are vaccinated, rates of Covid

-19 in the community change, and additional scientific evidence becomes available.