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July 14, 2021

Fully vaccinated? Here are updated guidelines about required PPE

Here’s what you need to know about current PPE guidelines if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

July 7, 2021

Travel and leave back to pre-pandemic policy

Members can now return to pre-pandemic policies when planning foreign and domestic travel as outlined in the Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8. The Coast Guard returned leave and liberty travel to pre-pandemic policies at the beginning of July 2021 in response to the current trends of the pandemic, combined with the national vaccination effort.

July 2, 2021

Coast Guard active duty workforce more than 70% vaccinated

The Coast Guard has reached another milestone in the service’s efforts to vaccinate its entire workforce against the COVID-19 disease.  As of June 30, 71.8% of the service’s active duty workforce is fully vaccinated, and 74.1% is vaccinated with at least one dose.With the active duty and reserve military members combined, the Coast Guard has 69.2%

June 30, 2021

COVID Vaccine: Almost to 70%

The Coast Guard has nearly reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of our entire workforce by the July 4th holiday as we strive to vaccinate 100% of the workforce. The Coast Guard is making considerable progress in ensuring we are protecting ourselves, our shipmates, our families, and our communities against COVID-19.

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