Updated May 13, 2021 at 5:49 PM ET
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors or outdoors without masks or distancing, in gatherings large or small. The announcement marks a major milestone in the effort to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the new guidance Thursday.
"You can do things you stopped doing because of the pandemic," Walensky said.