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What fully vaccinated people can do (2 weeks after completing all doses)

Our updated infographics below are based on the updated Bay Area guidance, California guidance and CDC guidance.

Check out this COVID risk calculator to estimate the risk level for your situation.

CDC travel guidance for fully vaccinated people:

CDC guidance for exposures to COVID-19 for fully vaccinated people:

  • The good news is that fully vaccinated people are very well protected against serious COVID-19 and infection risk is lower.
  • Do you work in a healthcare setting? Let your supervisor know and follow workplace guidelines.
  • Are you experiencing any symptoms?
    • If you don’t have any symptoms and are not in a healthcare setting or congregate living situation, you should get tested and may not need to quarantine.
      • Get tested 3-5 days following exposure and wear a mask. You should isolate if you test positive.
      • Fully vaccinated people who live in a household with someone who is immunosuppressed, at increased risk of severe disease, or unvaccinated could also consider masking at home for 14 days following a known exposure or until you receive a negative test result.
      • Watch for symptoms for 14 days after your last exposure. 
    • If you have symptoms or develop them, self-isolate and let your health care provider know about your symptoms, that you’re vaccinated and get tested (ideally PCR and sequencing to evaluate for variants with report to public health).
  • If you live in a congregate setting (e.g., correctional and detention facilities, group homes) you should quarantine for 14 days and get tested 3-5 days after exposure to reduce the risk of transmission to others in these crowded settings.
  • If you work in a congregate setting or crowded workplace (e.g., meat and poultry processing and manufacturing plants), you do not need to quarantine, but you should wear a mask and get tested 3-5 days after exposure.

When fully vaccinated people should get tested for COVID-19:

  • When experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • When you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Click for more from the CDC: general guidance, travel guidance and the scientific brief. Click here for our harm reduction guidance and graphics

Table summarizing the top 7 COVID harm reduction strategies.

Guidance for people who are not yet vaccinated

For people who are not yet vaccinated or are immunocompromised, the safest way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 is stay home when possible, wear a mask in public and get vaccinated if you haven’t already.

If you gather in person, keep it:

  • outside with open air flow
  • small with people from no more than 3 households
  • short: no more than 2 hours, and
  • stable: avoid multiple gatherings with many different households.
  • Wear a mask or face covering!

People who have immunocompromising conditions are also advised to:

  • Create a plan for getting your clinical care by phone or video.
  • Get the maximum refills of antiretrovirals and other medications you can safely store and track.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Stay away from people who are sick or at least limit contact.
  • Have 2 weeks of food and other household necessities on hand when possible.

Self-care and wellness

UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center has science-based practices and activities for self-care and managing anxiety and stress during the coronavirus outbreak.

Please see below for the Trauma Stewardship Institute’s Tiny Survival Guide infographic.

Trauma Stewardship's tiny survival guide image

If you feel sick:

Call your provider before going to the clinic to get up-to-date instructions. Most clinics are now providing assessments, consults and guidance over the phone or via video chats.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, go to your nearest emergency room if unstable, or if stable, please call your provider to get instructions so you can be routed to the appropriate health facility.

Get tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms! Here is California’s guidance on isolation for positive test results and quarantine for people who are exposed.

Here are the top 5 symptoms in delta infection based on reports from the UK and this US study:

  • Top 5 symptoms in unvaccinated people:
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Persistent cough
  • Top 5 symptoms in vaccinated people:Feels like allergies or a bad cold.”
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell/taste

COVID-19 symptom chart from Alameda Health Consortium:

COVID-19 symptom chart

If you want/need COVID-19 testing:

COVID-19 testing at the Unidos en Salud site in the Mission, SF. (Creative Commons, Konstantin ‘KVentz’ Ventslavovich, 2020)
Community pop-up testing and vaccination at Serenity House in Oakland, July 2021.

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