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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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Feb. 19, 2021

Vaccine General Information FAQs

 Q.  What are the most important things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine?A. Now that there are recommended and authorized vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are eight things you need to know about the CDC's new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. COVID-19

Feb. 12, 2021

NEW: Travel, leave policy for Calendar Year 2021

The Coast Guard has announced updated policy regarding travel and leave limitations and procedures due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The major revision is that you can seek approval for official travel or leisure travel from the first O-5/GS-14 in their chain of command, or your unit CO/OIC. Previously, approval had to come from

Feb. 11, 2021

ALCOAST 046/21 SUBJ: COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 1

R 111643Z FEB 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOAST UNCLASALCOAST 046/21SSIC 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 1A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 021304 NOV 20/ALCOAST 396/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 231347 APR 20/ALCOAST 150/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 011820 JUN 20/ALCOAST 259/20D. COVID-19 PLANORD (series) E.

Feb. 4, 2021

ALCOAST 040/21 - COVID-19: USCG COVID-19 SAFE WORKPLACE GUIDANCE

R 022150Z FEB 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLASALCOAST 040/21SSIC 5100SUBJ: COVID-19: USCG COVID-19 SAFE WORKPLACE GUIDANCEA. EO 13991 Protecting the Federal Workforce and RequiringMask-WearingB. OMB Memorandum on COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace: AgencyModel Safety Principles M-21-15C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 061552 APR 20/ALCOAST

Jan. 29, 2021

ALCOAST 030/21 COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 21 (AY21): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS - SITREP 1

R 282150Z JAN 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLASALCOAST 030/21SSIC 1320SUBJ:  COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 21 (AY21): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS - SITREP 1A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 090803 JUN 20/ALCOAST 224/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 280957 DEC 20/ALCOAST 465/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 021304 NOV 20/ALCOAST 396/20D.

Jan. 29, 2021

New Shipmate Form will help you welcome incoming members

The U.S. Coast Guard has a new tool to help commands get to know newly arrived members.It’s called the “New Shipmate Form” and is intended for all active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary members who are transitioning to a new command or position.The form, shown here, asks get-to-know-you type questions about a member’s interests, goals,

Jan. 29, 2021

Good to go: USCG authorizes PCS and HHG shipments for 2021

PCS and household good shipments are authorized until further notice, and the Coast Guard is optimistic that the 2021 PCS season will go smoothly.Key initiatives from last year will remain in place to support members relocating due to permanent change of station (PCS) orders. Meanwhile, a New Shipmate Form will help units make the transition easier

Jan. 27, 2021

Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines are an important tool to help fight the disease and bring an end to the pandemic. In late 2020, two vaccines received Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA determined their safety and efficacy. Clinical trial data submitted to the FDA demonstrated the benefits of each vaccine and showed that their

Jan. 25, 2021

Retirees Vaccine FAQ

Q. Will retired Coast Guard beneficiaries have access to the vaccine?A. Once a vaccine is available, retirees should anticipate receiving it the same way they would receive any other vaccine – either through a Veterans Health Administration location, a DoD Military Treatment Facility (MTF), or from their primary care provider.

Jan. 25, 2021

Reservists Vaccine FAQs

Q. Will reserve military members get the vaccine?A. Once a vaccine is available, reserve members should anticipate receiving it the same way they would receive any other vaccine – either by Coast Guard healthcare professionals, or if they are not located near a Coast Guard medical facility, from their primary care provider.