US residents who received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine were allowed not to be quarantined if they had contact with an infected person. This was reported on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Fully vaccinated people who meet the criteria will no longer be required to be quarantined after coming into contact with someone with COVID-19,” it said.
The US has begun mass vaccination of the population, which is still delayed. The administration of President Joe Biden intends to vaccinate 100 million doses in its first 100 days, that is, until the end of April. Each of the two US approved vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech) requires two doses.
The United States leads the world in the number of people infected with coronavirus and the number of deaths. According to the latest data from Hopkins University, which summarizes data from federal and local authorities, as well as the media and other open sources, more than 27.2 million people have already been infected in the country, more than 470 thousand have died.
On January 20, the White House named the fight against the coronavirus pandemic one of the priorities of US President Joe Biden. On the same day, it became known that the American leader plans to launch the 100 days Masking Challenge program in the country, which will urge Americans to wear protective masks for 100 days.