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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

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

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

April 18, 2020

Just Launched: A PPE ‘One-Stop’ Shop for the USCG workforce

Cmdr. Ken Rockhold and his team, assigned to the Office of Safety and Environmental Health, recognized how much information is being shared across the workforce for personal protective equipment. So his team created a one-stop source for all PPE-related information.“Everything PPE is on our website,” said Rockhold. “The site is user friendly, and

April 18, 2020

Please report your work status

Coast Guard employees will soon be getting a text or email to report their status.The alert will be issued using the Alert and Warning System (AWS), and give you instructions for reporting your status to the Coast Guard Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (CGPAAS).You can access CGPAAS without being connected to the Coast Guard’s network