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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

Face Coverings FAQs

 A25 Q: What type of material should I use for a cloth face covering? *Updated 4/28/2020*A: The CDC recommends using two pieces of cotton, roughly the thickness of an average tee shirt, for making your own DIY cloth face covering. Your old tee shirts can be used for this purpose. Your District Safety and Environmental Health Officer or clinic

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

May 22, 2020

How to prepare for hurricane season during a pandemic

As hurricane season approaches, the nation is already facing unprecedented challenges due to the historic pandemic. Please keep in mind the following updates from the Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response (CG-OEM): Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases a prediction on how active the hurricane

May 21, 2020

Returning to the Coast Guard Workplace

The Coast Guard is planning the first stages of a phased approach to return members to the workplace. The approach balances health and mission performance and is designed to reduce stress on units, commanding officers and members, particularly those who are considered high-risk or who have a high-risk family member. With states beginning to relax

May 15, 2020

ALCOAST 174/20 COVID-19: REPORTING FOR COAST GUARD PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT 

R 151158 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCMS-DPR//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N05300//ALCOAST 174/20COMDTNOTE 5300SUBJ:  COVID-19: REPORTING FOR COAST GUARD PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (CGPAAS) – SITREP 1A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 061306 MAR 20/ALCOAST 071/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 171651 APR 20/ALCOAST 141/20C. Personnel