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Choosing Safer Activities

Choosing Safer Activities
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What You Need to Know
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did before the pandemic.
  • Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.
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Examples of Outdoor Activities

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Unvaccinated People

Example Activities

Fully Vaccinated People

Unvaccinated People

Example Activities

Fully Vaccinated People

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Walk, run, wheelchair roll, or bike outdoors with members of your household

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated family and friends

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a green icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the safer for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people, particularly in areas of substantial to high transmission

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a yellow icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the less safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a red icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the least safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Attend a crowded, outdoor event, like a live performance, parade, or sports event

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Examples of Indoor Activities

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Unvaccinated People

Example Activities

Fully Vaccinated People

Unvaccinated People

Example Activities

Fully Vaccinated People

This is a yellow icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the less safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Visit a barber or hair salon

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a yellow icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the less safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Go to an uncrowded, indoor shopping center or museum

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a yellow icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the less safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Attend a small, indoor gathering of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people from multiple households

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a red icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the least safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Go to an indoor movie theater

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a red icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the least safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Attend a full-capacity worship service

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a red icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the least safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Sing in an indoor chorus

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a red icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the least safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Eat at an indoor restaurant or bar

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

This is a red icon with a person wearing a mask. These activities are the least safe for people who are not vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Participate in an indoor, high intensity exercise class

This is a green icon with a person not wearing a mask. These activities are the safest for people who are vaccinated. Do not need to wear a mask.

Key to Prevention Steps

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Prevention measures not needed

If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.

Icon with person not wearing a mask. Prevention measures needed. Unvaccinated people should wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and wash their hands.

Take prevention measures

  • Unvaccinated People:  Wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and wash your hands.
  • Safety levels assume the recommended prevention measures are followed, both by the individual and the venue (if applicable).
  • CDC cannot provide the specific risk level for every activity in every community. It is important to consider your own personal situation and the risk to you, your family, and your community before venturing out.