COVID-19 Updated Guidance May 25, 2021

COVID-19 Updated Guidance May 25, 2021


The CDC recently released updated COVID-19 guidance stating:

Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. It typically takes 2 weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. You are not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or 2 weeks after a one-dose vaccine. In accordance with this updated CDC COVID-19 guidance, the American Red Cross is providing guidance to American Red Cross Training Providers implementing Red Cross training programs.

As the situation evolves, these guidelines may change based on additional requirements from federal, state, and local public health agencies and recommendations from the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.

Fully Vaccinated Definition

Participants are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Manikin and Training Equipment For participants who are fully vaccinated: Training Providers are no longer required to use social distancing guidelines regarding manikins and training equipment and may resume the guidance found in course-specific instructor manuals.

A Training Provider may still choose for operational or other reasons continue to use the social distancing approach to manikins and equipment. If you choose to no longer use social distancing approaches, we advise that you are prepared to honor a participant’s request for their own manikin and/or other training equipment.

For participants who are not fully vaccinated:

Social Distancing and Mask Wearing During Class Participants and instructors who are fully vaccinated are:

  • Not required to wear a mask in class but may do so if they choose.
  • Not required to social distance.

High Speed Tactical & Safety Solutions respects everyone’s right to choose what is best for themselves.  We ask that if you are not vaccinated or you are vaccinated but still uncomfortable being in the room with someone who may not be to please feel free to wear a mask as we will not be requiring proof of vaccinations.   We will still provide each participant with their own manikin and equipment and adhere to social distancing when possible.