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It’s Officially Safe for Your Kids to Visit Their Grandparents, Says the CDC
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Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, your parents have been begging: Is it safe to see the grandkids yet? Well, after months of separation, the answer is finally “yes.”

The CDC released a brand-new set of health recommendations for those who have already received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on the suggestions, children are now allowed to visit their grandparents, as long as the get-together abides by these rules.

According to the guidelines, fully vaccinated people are now allowed to:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors (without masks or physical distancing)
  • Visit with unvaccinated people indoors (without masks or physical distancing), though guests must be from a single household and considered low risk

It’s important to note that this protocol refers to non-healthcare settings, like in-home visits with loved ones. Even if you’re fully vaccinated, it’s still crucial to adhere to proper COVID-19 protocol while in public. This means you should practice social distancing, wear face masks and avoid medium- to large-sized gatherings, no matter your vaccination status.

“This is the first set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people,” the website reads. “This guidance will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines.”

Still, the fact that the CDC gave our kids the OK to visit their grandparents for the first time in a year (!) is a win in our book.

Who knows: Maybe you can even finagle a babysitting deal out of the arrangement. 

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