Coast Guard Vice Commandant tests positive for COVID-19

Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray

This is just an FYI in case somehow you missed it. Apparently this has resulted in almost the entire upper echelon of the US military going into quarantine. At least it does show that the Coast Guard does meet with top US Pentagon leadership including CJCS, the CNO, the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the heads of the Air Force, Army, Cyber Command, and NSA.

News Release:

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Coast Guard Vice Commandant tests positive for COVID-19
WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Charles Ray, tested positive for COVID-19. He was tested the same day, after feeling mild symptoms over the weekend.
The Coast Guard is following established policies for COVID, per CDC guidelines, to include quarantine and contact tracing. According to CDC guidelines, any Coast Guard personnel that were in close contact will also quarantine.
In accordance with established Coast Guard COVID policies, Admiral Ray will be quarantining from home.
Since April, the Coast Guard has been following CDC, DoD and DHS guidelines for temperature testing, social distancing to the greatest extent possible, and the wearing of masks when social distancing is not possible. The Coast Guard remains ready to ensure our Nation’s maritime safety, security and stewardship.

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