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New Guidelines from the CDC - What do they mean?

New Guidelines from the CDC - What do they mean?

The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated individuals can forego the use of a mask in most situations. This is good and welcome news to most people. But care is still necessary, and some of the same masking guidelines still apply.

Now that it’s the start of summer, we wanted to talk about some safe activities to engage in as we begin to return to normal.

Please note, however, that the CDC advises: “At this time, there are limited data on vaccine protection in people who are immunocompromised. People with immune-compromising conditions, including those taking immunosuppressive medications (for instance drugs, such as mycophenolate and rituximab, to suppress rejection of transplanted organs or to treat rheumatologic conditions), should discuss the need for personal protective measures with their healthcare provider after vaccination.”

Stay safe:

  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Wear a mask until you are fully vaccinated – two weeks after your second vaccine.
  • Wear a mask where mandated, such as airplanes and airports, public transportation, and hospitals.
  • Also consider wearing a mask if you go to any crowded indoor function or location where the vaccination status of attendees is unknown, such as event venues, and grocery stores.
  • Wear a mask if you are undergoing chemo or have another immune-compromising condition until cleared by your doctor.

Now the fun part:

  • Choose to take outdoor adventures this summer, such as camping or boating
  • Host an outdoor dinner party with friends and family.
  • Host an outdoor movie night by renting a projector and putting up a sheet
  • Visit the many botanic gardens and parks around Western Washington and everywhere.
  • Join a soccer club or go golfing, or another outdoor physical activity.
  • Reach out to our Concierge team to learn fly fishing from some of our proton therapy graduates.
  • Attend an outdoor art festival.

Whatever you do, we encourage you to interact with other people safely. It’s important to build connection again after our isolation, but don’t throw caution to the wind.

Do you have more ideas? Please let us know: info@seattleprotons.org

Finally, here is a flyer created by the CDC that outlines safer and less safe activities for vaccinated and un-vaccinated people: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/pdfs/choosingSaferAct.pdf