If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume many of the activities you did prior to the pandemic. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two weeks after your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
To protect against the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, the CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in pubic if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Wearing a mask is especially important if you have a weakened immune system or if your age or an underlying medical condition puts you at increased risk for severe disease or if someone in your home is immunocompromised, at increased risk for disease or unvaccinated.
Visit “The Do’s and Don’ts After Getting Fully Vaccinated” for more information.
Home isolation is mandatory upon first knowledge of infection with COVID-19 by order of the State Health Officer. If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, quarantine is also important to protect others. (source: MSDH COVID-19 Isolation Order)
If you are sick, know or think you may have COVID-19, stay home until:
If you tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms:
Do not go to work or into public until your isolation period ends. Remaining at home is important to prevent transmitting infection to others.
If your symptoms are not severe, it is best to call your Primary Care Provider before you go in. They can tell you what to do and where to go. If you are severely ill and need to go to the clinic or hospital right away, you should still call ahead. This way the staff can care for you while taking steps to protect others.