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June 28, 2021

COVID news to know: Information on the Delta variant

While the Coast Guard makes continued progress with its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and approaches the goal of vaccinating 70% of our workforce by July 4, it is important to remain vigilant to the evolving threat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have classified the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus as a variant of concern

June 14, 2021

A Conversation Guide to Encourage Shipmates, Family, and Friends to Get Vaccinated.

The current COVID-19 vaccines the Coast Guard is administering are safe and effective.  To date, the Coast Guard has fully vaccinated over 64% of the workforce and vaccines are widely available.

June 14, 2021

Getting Vaccinated: The Coast Guard Workforce

With over two-thirds of the Coast Guard workforce fully or partially vaccinated as of June 7, 2021, the service is approaching the nation’s goal of vaccinating 70% of all adults with at least one shot by July 4th.

May 20, 2021

Coast Guard dependent vaccination update

Now is a great time to get vaccinated and get back to enjoying life without a mask!As of April 30, 2021, Coast Guard clinics are authorized to vaccinate Coast Guard dependents. For greater ease of scheduling, a list of the available clinics offering the COVID-19 vaccination and their phone numbers can be found here.Consistent with the new mask

May 20, 2021

Coast Guard updates mask guidance for vaccinated personnel

Consistent with updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, fully vaccinated personnel (who are at least two weeks beyond their final dose) are no longer required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors onboard federal facilities, Coast Guard cutters, small boats, and aircraft.  The new mask guidance applies to fully vaccinated

May 20, 2021

Coast Guard hair grooming standards return to normal

As of May 14, the Coast Guard has returned to regular uniform standards, including hair grooming standards and hair length.Grooming standards were temporarily relaxed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure member safety and support state and local restrictions limiting commercial haircare.The course of the COVID-19 pandemic within the

May 5, 2021

VIDEO: In the ER: Coast Guard petty officer shares his experiences with COVID-19

Short video detailing Brown’s experiences with treating COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

May 5, 2021

Coast Guard clinics are now vaccinating military dependents

As of April 30, 2021, Coast Guard clinics are authorized to vaccinate Coast Guard dependents

April 26, 2021

Ask the CMO: A discussion on COVID-19

Ask the CMO: A discussion on COVID-19 with Chief Medical Officer, Rear Adm. Dana Thomas and Dr. Iman Martin, a lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard.

April 21, 2021

Coast Guard Surpasses 50% Fully Vaccinated – Full Speed Ahead to Restore Readiness

As of April 16, 2021, the Coast Guard has fully vaccinated over 50% of its members, and another 10% are partially vaccinated.