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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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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

June 19, 2020

Telework FAQs

 B13 (formerly C2) Q: Can I telework? A: In order to telework, you must be in a telework-eligible position, obtain supervisor’s approval, take telework training, and complete a telework agreement. ALCOAST 166/20 provides additional guidance.DHS is encouraging agencies to maximize their telework capacity. ALCOAST 166/20 helps commands and

June 19, 2020

Military Leave FAQs

 B11 (formerly D1) Q: What kind of leave is available for medical care of self/dependents? *Updated 06/19/2020*A: Military Personnel on active duty: If you are sick, sick leave or SIQ may be appropriate under the direction of medical health care professional and approved by the member’s command. All other cases would require members to request

June 19, 2020

CGPAAS FAQs

 A19 Q: I got an alert from CGPAAS, and I’m confused about what to do next. *Updated 6/19/2020*A: The CGPAAS COVID-19 Reporting Tool User Guide is available at http://cglink.uscg.mil/13687794. If you still need help, email the CGPAAS Help Desk at paas@navy.mil. If you are unable to update your status, your unit CGPAAS Commanding Officer

June 19, 2020

CDC Guidance FAQs

 A1 Q: I may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. What should I do?A: Military Personnel on active duty: (Contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273, option 1. You can also go to MHS Nurse Advice Line, or call your primary care clinic.Reservists not on active duty: see questions A13 and A14Civilians: Call your

June 17, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 17 June

Hello Shipmates,Resiliency is the capacity to stay strong, to learn, grow and thrive, even in difficult times.  Equipped with protective factors such as fitness, strong relationships, a sense of meaning & purpose, an orientation toward goals, and surrounded by compassionate shipmates, we can withstand all kinds of stress and difficulty.  On 17 June

June 10, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 10 June

Hello Shipmates,We have a change this week to our regularly scheduled Wellness Wednesday.  In light of all that is going on in the world, Dr. Terri Dickerson, Director of Civil Rights, and Chaplain Thomas Walcott, Chaplain of the Coast Guard, will host this week’s forum addressing experiences and feelings related to historical and present race