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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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March 26, 2020

Wellness Support Resources

Resources to assist you and your family.

March 26, 2020

What can I do to help? Give blood.

Coast Guard members and civilians are encouraged to donate blood. Supervisors may authorize donations on duty time. “Working” uniforms are authorized during blood donations.

March 26, 2020

ALCOAST 107/20 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) SITUATION AND GUIDANCE: SITREP 1

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALCOAST/107-20_ALCOAST.txt

March 25, 2020

ALCOAST 105/20 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF SAR C-SCHOOL CURRENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR SAR WATCHSTANDERS

R 250935 MAR 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-5RI//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N16130//ALCOAST 105/20COMDTNOTE 16130SUBJ: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF SAR C-SCHOOL CURRENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR SAR WATCHSTANDERSA. U.S. Coast Guard Addendum to the National Search and Rescue Supplement (NSS) to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual

March 24, 2020

ALCOAST 104/20 - EXTENSION OF TERM OF VALIDITY OF PERIODIC MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS

R 241740 MAR 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-11//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N06000//ALCOAST 104/20COMDTNOTE 6000SUBJ:  EXTENSION OF TERM OF VALIDITY OF PERIODIC MEDICAL ASSESSMENTSA. Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series)B. Coast Guard Periodic Health Assessment (PHA), COMDTINST 6150.3 (series)C. Individual Medical Readiness, DoDI

March 24, 2020

ALCOAST 103/20 EXTENSION OF FIREARMS QUALIFICATIONS

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALCOAST/103-20_ALCOAST.txt

March 23, 2020

ALCOAST 101/20 - COVID-19 AND CONTINUITY OF READINESS ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING “A” AND “C” SCHOOL TRAINING - UPDATE 1 

R 232031 MAR 20FM COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA//FC-C// TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N06200// ALCOAST 101/20 COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ:  COVID-19 AND CONTINUITY OF READINESS ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING “A” AND “C” SCHOOLTRAINING - UPDATE 1 A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 061306 MAR 20/ALCOAST 071/20 B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 202055 MAR 20/ALCOAST 098/20 C. DOD “STOP

March 20, 2020

ALCOAST 099/20 - COAST GUARD CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OPERATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

R 202115 MAR 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-DCMS-DPR//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N01000//ALCOAST 099/20COMDTNOTE 1000SUBJ:  COAST GUARD CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OPERATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMICA. Coast Guard Child Development Services, COMDTINST M1754.15 (series)B. Coast Guard Non-Appropriated Fund Personnel Manual,

March 20, 2020

Building mental resilience during a pandemic

Small stressors can add up, even during normal operations. The psychological impacts of a pandemic will be wide-ranging, both for us and our families. Here are some resources to help you strengthen your mental resilience in the coming weeks. Additional resources will be added, please check back here soon.Stress and AnxietyCGSUPRT offers employees

March 20, 2020

ALCOAST 096/20 SUBJ: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO TELEMEDICINE POLICY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

R 201727 MAR 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-11//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS//N06300//ALCOAST 096/20COMDTNOTE 6300SUBJ: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO TELEMEDICINE POLICY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCYA. Health and Human Services Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public