fully vaccinated and exposed: What are the protocols?

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My husband, my daughter and I have basically been having very limited exposure to people during the last year and a bit. I have CKD and am at increased risk if I were to get Covid. I have taken care of sick Covid patients, and gone all this time with no issue. I have been fully vaccinated for almost a month and a half, as has my husband. That means there is still a 6% chance we could catch Covid. We wear masks and all that good stuff still to this day. On Easter we were invited to a small outdoor gathering, with extended family. We had been avoiding these types of activities since last August when my son was married. We decided to go and it was a lovely day for an outdoor gathering. There was only about 10 of us. Yesterday, I went to work as scheduled, I wear masks and follow all protocols. Today, I was contacted as two members of my extended family tested positive today, and started feeling unwell yesterday. So, what exactly are the protocols in such a situation?

According to the CDC anyone who has had two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, and two weeks have passed are considered fully vaccinated. The protocol for exposure to a known positive case for Covid positive people is as follows: Fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing and quarantine following a known exposure as long as they are asymptomatic. Remember the symptoms for Covid are a fever, muscle aches, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and coughing. We will check our temps for the next 14 days every day. I will get tested, my job is actually requiring it, and I will have my daughter tested 5 days past our known exposure which would be Friday. I will encourage my husband to get tested and he has to make his job aware, though he mostly works from home. I have notified the two people we were with today so they can be tested to be safe. Of course I will continue to disinfect my house and all other precautions we normally follow. There is very low risk to me or my husband, but my daughter is not vaccinated, nor is my son. He also has already had to quarantine even though he tested negative three times his job still made him quarantine. So, he may have to again, which of course puts a financial burden on him and his wife. His wife is vaccinated. I am still waiting to see if my job is requiring me to quarantine, even though the protocols say I don’t have to, nor should I have to be tested. But, I understand their need to be cautious. Just because I am vaccinated Does Not mean I can not get it. It means I should not get critically ill should I get it, and they say they don’t think vaccinated people can transmit the Covid Virus.

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