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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

Face Mask FAQs

 Q: Does making unvaccinated personnel wear a mask violate HIPAA?A: HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and its Privacy Rule have provisions to restrict a “covered entity” (such as an insurer or healthcare provider) from sharing a person’s protected health information without the person’s knowledge or consent, or pursuant to

May 14, 2021

ALCOAST 185/21 - MAY 2021 COVID-19: UPDATED MASK GUIDANCE FOR VACCINATED PERSONNEL

R 142100Z MAY 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTBTUNCLASALCOAST 185/21SSIC 5100SUBJ: COVID-19: UPDATED MASK GUIDANCE FOR VACCINATED PERSONNELA. Interim CDC Public Health Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People, DTD 13MAY2021B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 181744Z FEB 21/ALCOAST 059/21C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 022150Z FEB 21/ALCOAST 040/211.

Dec. 9, 2020

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

R 091320 DEC 20FM COMDTCOGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-11//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //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

Aug. 10, 2020

COVID-19 Videos: Quick Tips to Keep in Mind

Think you know everything about COVID-19 safety? Even some of our team members learned something new this week thanks to these short videos – perfect for social media sharing – from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

July 16, 2020

Coast Guard launches contact tracing program

The Coast Guard has started a COVID-19 contact tracing program to identify and notify employees and those family members residing in CG-owned housing who may have come into contact with someone infected with COVID-19. The goal is to stop transmission of the virus.If the tracers believe you might have come into contact with an infected person, they

July 1, 2020

ALCOAST 259/20 - JUL 2020 COVID-19 OFF-DUTY RISK MANAGEMENT (ODRM): PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BEHAVIOR CHOICES DURING A PANDEMIC

R 011820 JUL 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCO/DCMS//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS//N06200//ALCOAST 259/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ:  COVID-19 OFF-DUTY RISK MANAGEMENT (ODRM): PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BEHAVIOR CHOICES DURING A PANDEMIC A.  COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 012111 JUN 20/ALCOAST 211/201. This ALCOAST establishes Commander’s Intent for the application

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

May 26, 2020

ALSAFETY 013/20 COVID-19: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) SITUATION AND GUIDANCE: SITREP 4

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALSAFETY/013-20_ALSAFETY.docx