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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Updated July 28, 2021

Summary of Recent Changes

  • Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
  • Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

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Key Points

The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings. For related information for healthcare settings, visit Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination.

Fully vaccinated people can:

  • Participate in many of the activities that they did before the pandemic; for some of these activities, they may choose to wear a mask.
  • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel and from self-quarantine after travel.
  • Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States.
  • Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible.

Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant. However, preliminary evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who do become infected with the Delta variant can spread the virus to others. To reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to others: CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people:

  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
    • Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated. People who are at increased risk for severe disease include older adults and those who have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, overweight or obesity, and heart conditions.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 get tested 3-5 days after the date of your exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
  • Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.

People who are immunocompromised should be counseled about the potential for reduced immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines and to follow current prevention measures (including wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others they don’t live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces) regardless of their vaccination status to protect themselves against COVID-19 until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.

Canada Seeks New Lumber Trade Deal

Top Canadian Official Tells NAHB Canada Seeks New Lumber Trade Deal

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs on July 22, 2021 1 Comment

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lumberMary Ng, Canada’s top trade official, expressed a strong willingness and desire to engage in negotiations with the United States on a new softwood lumber trade agreement during a video conference meeting yesterday with NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and senior staff.

The Canadian trade minister met with her U.S. counterpart, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, on July 6 and raised the issue of U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber and the importance of keeping interconnected supply chains open.

The United States is currently imposing 9% tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the country and a preliminary decision by the U.S. Commerce Department could result in the tariffs doubling to 18.32% by this fall.

NAHB has been urging the Biden administration to move quickly to resume trade talks and has always opposed tariffs on Canadian lumber that exacerbate price volatility and raise housing costs.

Howard testified before Congress on July 14 and said: “Regarding the current lumber crisis, the U.S. must immediately engage with Canada to adopt a new softwood lumber agreement and stop the imposition of harmful tariffs on Canadian lumber.”

NAHB’s meeting with Minister Ng was a positive step forward and we will continue to urge the administration to return to the negotiating table with Canada and hammer out a new softwood lumber trade agreement that will end tariffs and help restore price stability to the lumber market.

Technical Advisory Group Frost Depth Study Meeting #1

Dear Frost Depth Study TAG Members and Interested Parties,

DLI will hold a Frost Depth Study Technical Advisory Group (TAG) public meeting on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held via WebEx.

The Frost Depth Study TAG is reviewing information, scientific studies and other materials related to frost depth to determine if there has been changes to conditions that necessitate further review of the minimum footing depths required for frost protection.

The Frost Depth Study TAG is reviewing information, scientific studies and other materials related to frost depth to determine if there has been changes to conditions that necessitate further review of the minimum footing depths required for frost protection.

There will be no in-person TAG meetings due to the current status of the state of Minnesota operating under the COVID-19 health pandemic. See Minnesota Statute 13D.021 for remote meeting requirements. Meetings will occur by Webex. View Webex instructions: interactive instructions and printable. To ensure your ability to connect, attempt log in at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Contact Chad Payment at chad.payment@state.mn.us or 651-284-5841 for more information or if you are unable to connect to the meeting. Meeting dates and times are determined by the TAG leader.

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Aug. 4, 2021, 9 a.m., meeting information

Frost Depth Study TAG meeting schedule
Aug. 4, 2021 – 9 a.m. Agenda Notes Worksheet Handouts
Sept. 1, 2021 – 9 a.m. Agenda Notes Worksheet Handouts
TBD Agenda Notes Worksheet Handouts
TBD Agenda Notes Worksheet Handouts

 

Green meeting practices

The State of Minnesota is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of this event by following green meeting practices. DLI is minimizing the environmental impact of its events by following green meeting practices. DLI encourages you to use electronic copies of handouts or to print them on 100% post-consumer processed chlorine-free paper, double-sided.

Comments

Please submit any comments regarding frost depth to Amanda Spuckler at amanda.spuckler@state.mn.us.

Questions

For help with questions about Technical Advisory Groups, contact Rich Lockrem at rich.lockrem@state.mn.us or 651-284-5868.