• November 23, 2020 3:07 PM

Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have received 2 doses of the vaccine?

Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have received 2 doses of the vaccine?

Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have received 2 doses of the vaccine? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations on steps everyone should take to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision.