Frequently Asked Questions

USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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April 15, 2021

Prior to Receiving the Vaccine FAQs

 Q: Do members need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to getting the vaccine?A. No. It is not recommended to test a member solely for the purpose of vaccine decision making. Q. Which vaccine will the Coast Guard be issuing?A. The Coast Guard expects to issue multiple vaccines that are authorized for use by the FDA as part of the DoD plan for COVID-19

April 8, 2021

Civilian and Contractors Vaccine FAQ

 Q. Will the Coast Guard vaccinate civilian employees?A. Yes, all Coast Guard civilian employees, including Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) employees will have an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccines will be administered at your local Coast Guard clinic as the vaccine becomes available. The Coast Guard planned for its service

March 17, 2021

PCS/HHG FAQs

 Q:  What allowances am I authorized if I am returning from temporary duty travel or deployment, and am ordered into isolation or quarantine by a public health, medical, or DoD official at a port of entry or debarkation, including while awaiting a COVID-19 test result -- before proceeding to my permanent duty station?A: You may be authorized

March 12, 2021

ALCOAST 098/21 COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 21 (AY21): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS - SITREP 2

R 121420Z MAR 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLASALCOAST 098/21SSIC 1320SUBJ:  COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 21 (AY21): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS - SITREP 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 282150Z JAN 21/ALCOAST 030/21B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 280957 DEC 20/ALCOAST 465/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 211536 MAY 20/ALCOAST 187/201.

March 9, 2021

ALCOAST 096/21 COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2

R 092141Z MAR 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLASALCOAST 096/21SSIC 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 111643Z FEB 21/ALCOAST 046/21B. COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA 262024Z FEB 21/ALCOAST 074/21C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 231347 APR 20/ALCOAST 150/201. This ALCOAST cancels REF

Feb. 25, 2021

Face Mask FAQs

 Q: What type of material should I use for a cloth face masks?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 medical provider can help

Feb. 19, 2021

Vaccine General Information FAQs

 Q.  What are the most important things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine?A. Now that there are recommended and authorized vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are eight things you need to know about the CDC's new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. COVID-19

Feb. 19, 2021

Vaccine Development FAQs

 Q. What are the different types of COVID-19 vaccines?A.  As COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and then recommended for use in the United States, it will be important to understand what is known about each vaccine. The CDC provides information on who is and is not recommended to receive each vaccine and what to expect after vaccination, as well as

Feb. 19, 2021

Getting the Vaccine FAQs

 Q. What should I expect when I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?A. It is important to understand how your body responds to vaccines. According to the CDC’s article “Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work”, we must first look at how our bodies fight illness. COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without

Feb. 12, 2021

NEW: Travel, leave policy for Calendar Year 2021

The Coast Guard has announced updated policy regarding travel and leave limitations and procedures due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The major revision is that you can seek approval for official travel or leisure travel from the first O-5/GS-14 in their chain of command, or your unit CO/OIC. Previously, approval had to come from