This follows a record-breaking day for COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S with the country reporting more than 100,000.
In the updated guidance, health officials are also asking Americans to wear masks outside when social distancing is not possible.
Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden said one of his first acts as president will be asking Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing a mask. The president-elect said the request would come on his Inauguration Day on January 20.
While the Trump administration has not mandated masks, the president has stressed the development of a vaccine to fight the virus.
Long-term care residents and healthcare workers are expected to get it first. Wider distribution isn't anticipated until the spring.
Georgia broke a record on Friday for new COVID-19 cases in a single day with nearly 5,000 cases - that's the largest number of cases in a single day that the state's seen since the pandemic began.