While the agency recommends mask-wearing over both the nose and mouth in public indoor settings for the unvaccinated, those who are fully vaccinated are advised to still wear a well-fitted mask in public indoor settings in communities with substantial to high transmission.
Thousands of people travel home for the holidays every year – though numbers have been down since the beginning of the pandemic.
The CDC recommends that people who are not yet fully vaccinated do not travel.
If people who are not fully vaccinated must travel, the CDC guidelines say to get tested with a viral test one to three days before the trip, avoid crowds and social distance, use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently, wear a mask, get tested with a viral test three to five days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for a full week after travel or 10 days after travel, without a test
Everyone, including people who are fully vaccinated, is required to wear a mask while on public transportation
"By working together, we can enjoy safer holidays, travel, and protect our own health as well as the health of our family and friends," the agency said