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May 2021 COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 vaccine

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to update you with the latest resources available. Recent updates involve public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people (which you can explore more with the resource below). Although some states are lifting mask mandates, it’s still recommended that older adults and other vulnerable individuals continue to wear masks in public situations even after they’ve been fully vaccinated.

Science Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Surface (Fomite) Transmission for Indoor Community Environments

CDC

This brief explores the relatively low incidence of COVID-19 transmission through contact with contaminated surfaces (fomites) compared to the risk of exposure through respiratory droplets. The risk of fomite-mediated transmission is dependent on several factors.

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

CDC

The CDC provides new guidance for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and lists things that they are permitted to do, such as visit with people without wearing masks and travel without being tested. Fully vaccinated people should, however, continue to wear masks inside public spaces.

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