The Center for Disease Control (CDC) shared updated guidelines for vaccinated people in the United States so we wanted to share our position on the matter. Per CDC guidelines fully vaccinated people can:
- Resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance
- Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel
- Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States
- A few other things listed here
These regulations are driven by the growing number of vaccinated people in the United States and we hope that more of us will continue to take advantage of the vaccines until society reaches herd immunity and we can all resume social activities at the pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, we understand that some folks may be hesitant to get vaccinated due to generational mistrust of the health care system that has been intentionally harming communities of color, campaigns that are politicizing the issue, or some other personal reason. At Novemebr Project we support everyone’s right to choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine and we approach all our workouts with the assumption that we will have a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated members and no one will be asked to prove which group they are a part of.