When should I wear a facemask?
If you are fully vaccinated, follow social distancing guidelines as set by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace. However, you should continue to wear a mask in public indoor settings if you’re in an area where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. Masks are especially important if you or someone in your household is at increased risk for getting very sick from COVID-19, or if someone in your household is unvaccinated.
If you become exposed to COVID-19 two weeks after your last vaccine dose, you should get tested within 3-5 days of exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days after exposure or until you receive a negative test result. Fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine after exposure if they follow testing and masking recommendations.
If you are fully vaccinated, you don't need to wear a mask when participating in outdoor activities and recreation unless required by federal, state, or local regulations. You may choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings if you or someone in your household is at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last dose.