CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

Masks, social distancing no longer required for fully vaccinated people in most situations, CDC, Gov. Brown say

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Centers for Disease control and Prevention today issued updated federal guidelines for those fully vaccinated and said that masks and social distancing are no longer necessary in most situations for the fully vaccinated. 

Oregon will follow suit, Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday afternoon. 

“Fully vaccinated” is defined as those two weeks past the date of their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to the new guidelines

“You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic,” the CDC said. 

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