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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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July 16, 2020

Coast Guard launches contact tracing program

The Coast Guard has started a COVID-19 contact tracing program to identify and notify employees and those family members residing in CG-owned housing who may have come into contact with someone infected with COVID-19. The goal is to stop transmission of the virus.If the tracers believe you might have come into contact with an infected person, they

July 15, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 15 July

Hello Shipmates,Family dynamics, among so many other things, have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.  For some, the isolation caused by the pandemic has been made even worse by an emerging or worsening abusive environment.  Please join us this Wednesday as Mrs. Davidra Bazemore-Blue, the Family Advocacy Specialist from the National Capital Region

July 8, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 08 July

Hello Shipmates, Work, family and navigating social and environmental obligations can consume every part of our lives. This may place any of us on a path towards feeling overwhelmed.  Prior to the pandemic, most of our lives were quite full, some might say “hectic or frenetic.”  We lived a balancing act with multi-faceted demands from work, school

July 6, 2020

Auxiliary FAQs

 H1 (formerly P1) Q: Can I still perform Coast Guard missions, request patrol orders or be assigned to duty? *Updated 7/6/2020*A:  Yes, but the Coast Guard Order Issuing Authority (OIA) and the Auxiliarists involved must properly apply risk management principles prior to requesting, planning or undertaking any assignments that involve potential

July 6, 2020

Mobilizing? Top 10 resources for reservists and their families

Each day, Coast Guard reservists are mobilizing to support COVID-19 operations. “We want reservists and families to feel connected to their Coast Guard community – the more connected people feel, the more resilient they’ll be,” said LCDR Veronica McCusker, the Coast Guard’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program manager.Coast Guard reservists should

July 1, 2020

ALCOAST 259/20 - JUL 2020 COVID-19 OFF-DUTY RISK MANAGEMENT (ODRM): PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BEHAVIOR CHOICES DURING A PANDEMIC

R 011820 JUL 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCO/DCMS//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS//N06200//ALCOAST 259/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ:  COVID-19 OFF-DUTY RISK MANAGEMENT (ODRM): PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BEHAVIOR CHOICES DURING A PANDEMIC A.  COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 012111 JUN 20/ALCOAST 211/201. This ALCOAST establishes Commander’s Intent for the application

June 30, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 01 July

Hello Shipmates,For over three months, we have been experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic together - either in real time (transmission occurring within your community/family), virtually (via the non-stop news cycle), or both! During the past two weeks we have seen a doubling of confirmed cases nationally, superseding previous U.S. daily case counts. 

June 23, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 24 June

Hello Shipmates,The most important relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself. Without first being able to care for yourself, caring for others is impossible. This week for Wellness Wednesday, we have the honor of discussing the importance of self-care from one of our Coast Guard Academy Chaplains, Chaplain Kimberly Cain, and the

June 19, 2020

DOD: Convalescent Plasma Donors Wanted

The Department of Defense (DOD) has begun an effort to collect plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to support the development of an effective treatment against the disease.Donations will be accepted at 15 Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) centers across the continental United States, and in Hawaii, Guam, and Germany.When a

June 19, 2020

SWEs/Boards/Advancement FAQs

 D32 (formerly Q1) Q: Why is the Coast Guard canceling the May 2020 Service-wide Examination (SWE)?A: In an effort to remain in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), White House social distancing guidelines, and accommodate those service members who have been or will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 SWE