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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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Dec. 1, 2020

ALCOAST 445/20 - COVID-19: GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS (FACE MASKS) – UPDATE 2

R 091320 DEC 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-11//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N05100//ALCOAST 445/20COMDTNOTE 5100SUBJ: COVID-19: GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS (FACE MASKS) – UPDATE 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 061552 APR 20/ALCOAST 124/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 171929 APR 20/ALCOAST 144/201. This message provides additional

Nov. 28, 2020

ALCOAST 430/20 - COVID-19: INITIAL COVID-19 VACCINE PLANNING UPDATE

R 271043 NOV 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCMS-DPR//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N06000//ALCOAST 430/20COMDTNOTE 6000SUBJ: COVID-19: INITIAL COVID-19 VACCINE PLANNING UPDATE1. This ALCOAST provides initial information on COVID-19 vaccine planning, as well as a link to the Coast Guard’s COVID-19 website where additional information will be posted as

Nov. 27, 2020

ALCOAST 430/20 SUBJ:  COVID-19: INITIAL COVID-19 VACCINE PLANNING UPDATE

R 271043 NOV 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCMS-DPR//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N06000//COMDTNOTE 6000SUBJ:  COVID-19: INITIAL COVID-19 VACCINE PLANNING UPDATE1. This ALCOAST provides initial information on COVID-19 vaccine planning, as well as a link to the Coast Guard’s COVID-19 website where additional information will be posted as additional details

Nov. 27, 2020

Coast Guard announces initial COVID-19 vaccine plan

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraged by the news that safe, effective vaccines will soon become widely available to enable us to end this national emergency.The U.S. Operation Warp Speed is a national effort to develop and deliver safe vaccines across the U.S., with the goal of the first supply becoming available

Nov. 27, 2020

ALCOAST 423/20 - COVID-19: RESPIRATOR USE POLICY UPDATE

R 181550 NOV 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-11//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N05100//ALCOAST 423/20COMDTNOTE 5100SUBJ: COVID-19: RESPIRATOR USE POLICY UPDATEA. Safety and Environmental Health Manual, COMDTINST M5100.47 (series) B. Respiratory Protection, 29 CFR § 1910.134C. Respiratory Protection Program Tactics, Techniques and Procedures, CGTTP

Nov. 23, 2020

Child Development Centers FAQs

 C9 (formerly II2) Q: How are we protecting our CDC staff? *Updated 11/23/2020*A: Some Child Development Centers may close pending local area assessments. However, so long as the Service may safely do so, the Coast Guard intends to keep Child Development Centers (CDCs) open to support our mission-essential personnel.CDCs will remain open when

Nov. 23, 2020

Work-Life FAQs

 C1 (formerly L1) Q: Who can help me with financial assistance? *Updated 11/23/2020*See question J2 for new military pay and entitlements, but there are additional resources for financial assistance:Personal Financial Managers at each Work-Life Regional Practice can help all Coast Guard members, civilians, and their dependents with financial

Nov. 23, 2020

Travel FAQs

 B1 Q: Can I travel outside the United States? *Updated 11/23/2020*A: The CDC is issuing Travel Health Notices (THNs) for foreign locations affected by COVID-19. CG official travel to foreign locations for which the CDC has issued a Level 3 or Level 2 THN is restricted to only mission essential, time-sensitive work that cannot be handled via

Nov. 23, 2020

Child Care FAQs

 Q: Can au pairs, nannies, babysitters, tutors, and teachers qualify as providers? How about one of my relatives? *Updated 11/23/2020*A: The provider would need to become a registered, state-licensed provider. Then they could submit a provider packet for review and consideration to ProviderSupport.fct@navy.mil. We do not offer assistance for child

Nov. 20, 2020

ALCOAST 422/20 - COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON MARITIME LAW ENFORCEMENT (MLE) INITIAL AND CURRENCY MAINTENANCE TRAINING

R 181249 NOV 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-5R//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS FOUO //N16247// ALCOAST 422/20COMDTNOTE 16247SUBJ: COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON MARITIME LAW ENFORCEMENT (MLE) INITIAL AND CURRENCYMAINTENANCE TRAINING A. U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Competency Qualification Manual (LECQM),COMDTINST M16247.3 (series)B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC