Social Distancing

Social Distancing Rules Changed for the Fully Vaccinated

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visit with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Participate in outdoor activities and recreation without a mask, except in certain crowded settings and venues
  • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
  • Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States.
  • Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings
  • Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic
  • Refrain from routine screening testing if asymptomatic and feasible

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:

  • Take precautions in indoor public settings like wearing a well-fitted mask
  • Wear masks that fit snuggly when visiting indoors with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
  • Wear well-fitted masks when visiting indoors with unvaccinated people from multiple households
  • Avoid indoor large-sized in-person gatherings
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations

(Updated 4/27/2021)

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Social Distancing and Prevention of COVID-19

Social Distancing is Morphing into Physical Distancing and Social Connection Via Technology. Physical distancing added to other measures will help decrease your risk of COVID-19.

The Power of Social DistancingSocial distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying (physically) at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19. While this physical distance is very important, remaining socially connected to others has wonderful benefits for our mental health. We encourage you to use technology like, skype or Facetime to connect with others.  

On March 27, 2020 New York State Governor, Cuomo released executive orders keeping only essential businesses or entities open during this difficult. time. For a list of the essential businesses that are remaining open, Essential Businesses

(Updated 3/31/2020)