Turning The Corner: New CDC Guidelines Offer Slow Return To Normal

The Centers for Disease Control says fully vaccinated people can socialize with each other and other low risk groups, but should continue wearing masks in public. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19…offering a light at the end of the tunnel for millions eager to return to “normal” life.

According to the new guidelines, once fully-vaccinated, people are considered safe to gather indoors without masks or distancing with other vaccinated people, and with low-risk unvaccinated people from a single household.

That’s good news for many grandparents waiting to hug their grandchildren.

Still, with the threat from new variants and growing concerns over a spring break surge, the CDC says vaccinated people should continue wearing masks in public and avoid large gatherings.

They’re also expressing concern about large gatherings over Spring Break.