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>> Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
- Are there any COVID-19 restrictions in Maryland?
The State of Emergency issued in March 2020 has been renewed as of June 12. Maryland relaxed COVID-19 restrictions on March 12 that included the lifting of capacity limits, the reopening of medical adult day care centers and the lifting of quarantine requirements for out-of-state travel.
Read the governor’s COVID-19 orders and guidance here.
- Are face masks required in Maryland?
Gov. Larry Hogan lifted Maryland’s indoor mask mandate effective May 15, in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. The only exceptions are for public transportation, health care settings and schools.
For anyone who is unvaccinated, the governor still strongly recommends wearing face masks in most situations.
For people who are fully vaccinated, they can safely resume activities without wearing a mask indoors or outdoors, Hogan said.
Read the amended face covering order here.
Baltimore City is keeping its indoor mask order in full effect until 65% of city adult residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of May 27, 54% of city residents 18 and older have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- What does it mean to be ‘fully vaccinated?’
According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you do not meet those requirements, regardless of age, you are not fully vaccinated.
- What can I do once fully vaccinated?
According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. The CDC says fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
TRAVEL: The CDC says if you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
If traveling out of the country, you need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
You do not need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
You do not need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
- I’m not vaccinated. What activities should I and should I not partake in?
Outdoor Activities (CDC):
Safest: Walk, run, wheelchair roll, or bike outdoors with members of your household. Attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated family and friends. While masked, attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people, particularly in areas of substantial to high transmission.
Less Safe: While masked, dine at an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households.
Least Safe: While masked, attend a crowded, outdoor event, like a live performance, parade, or sports event.
Indoor Activities (CDC):
Less Safe: While masked, visit a barber or hair salon, go to an uncrowded, indoor shopping center or museum, attend a small, indoor gathering of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people from multiple households.
Least Safe: While masked, go to an indoor movie theater, attend a full-capacity worship service, sing in an indoor choir, eat at an indoor restaurant or bar, participate in an indoor, high-intensity exercise class.
More answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.
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