Traveling for work- CDC Issues Updated Guidance


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Friday, April 2, 2021- the CDC updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people. Many business owners have been awaiting guidance as their employees are beginning to return to work and for many that includes travel. CDC recommendations include fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of the vaccine.

The press release includes these highlights:

  • Fully vaccinated people can travel within the United States and do not need COVID-testing or post-travel self quarantine as long as they continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling- wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, socially distancing, and washing hands frequently.
  • Because of the protentional introduction and spread of the a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, differences in disease burden and vaccines, and vaccine coverage around the world, CDC is providing additional guidance to international travel which includes:

              - Fully vaccinated people can travel internationally without getting a COVID-19 test before travel unless it is required by the international destination.

               - Fully vaccinated people do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the United States, unless required by a state or local jurisdiction.

               - Fully vaccinated people must still have a negative COVID-9 test result before they board a flight to the United States and get a COVID-19 test 3 to 5 dats after                   returning from international travel.

               - Fully vaccinated people should continue to take COVID-19 precautions while traveling internationally.

These latest updates will need consideration in your operations as employees not only begin to travel for work, but as more people are venturing out with summer travel and vacations upon us.

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