What Happens After the COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • If you are or will be vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s important to know how that will impact which mitigation measures you need to follow as a district employee or a district student (ages 16+).

    Please note, “fully vaccinated” means it has been two weeks since you received the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT considered fully vaccinated.

    Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Once you are fully vaccinated:

    • You may gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
    • You may gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
    • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.

    While at work or school in the district:

    • Masks will still need to be worn by staff and students.
    • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you will still need to stay home from work or school and follow the appropriate decision tree.
    • If you were a close contact with someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine as long as you are symptom free.

    For now, you should still:

    • You should continue taking precautions to protect yourself and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Take these precautions whenever you are:
    • You should still avoid medium or large-sized gatherings.
    • You should still delay domestic and international travel.
    • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.


    Sources: CDC and DHSS

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    ALL Alaskans ages 16+ are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Visit the State of Alaska website to make an appointment! 

Last Modified on March 25, 2021