According to the latest guidelines from the federal health officials, Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.
The recommendations also stated that fully-vaccinated people can gather in the same way with people considered at low-risk for severe diseases, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC announced the guidance Monday.
The guidance comes after growing demand, coming from adults to visit family members, travel, or do other things like they did before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world last year.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement, "We know that people want to get vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love."
The CDC continues to recommend that fully vaccinated people continue to wear well-fitted masks, avoid large gatherings, and physically distance themselves from others when out in public. The CDC also advised vaccinated people to get tested if they develop symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.
According to health officials, a person is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks of receiving the last required dose of vaccine. About 9% of the U.S. population have been fully vaccinated with a federally authorized COVID-19 vaccine so far, according to the CDC.