Frequently Asked Questions

USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

For additional coronavirus questions not covered in these FAQ or that your chain of command cannot answer, please e-mail To ensure the most timely response, please identify yourself (i.e. military member, civilian, Auxiliarist, contractor, family member) in your e-mail inquiry. 

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March 29, 2022

Testing FAQs

Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccination affect COVID-19 test results?A. No, COVID-19 vaccination will not affect the results of viral tests (polymerase chain reaction [PCR] or antigen). Vaccination may affect an antibody test; a positive COVID-19 antibody test could indicate vaccination OR previous infection. Q. Should healthcare personnel who have been

March 29, 2022

Vaccine General Information FAQs

Q. Where can individuals go for more information about the vaccine they will be administered?A. To learn more about the authorized or approved vaccines, and how they are being administered, please read this article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Q. How is Comirnaty (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) related to

March 29, 2022

Family Vaccine FAQs

Q: Is the CG vaccinating dependents?A.  Yes, the CG has now included dependents in the vaccination plan.  CG dependent family members are key to the readiness of the Active and Reserve force.  CG clinics will vaccinate dependents in communities where there is demand and the vaccine is not readily available from civilian providers, DoD Medical

March 11, 2022


Q:  May I be reimbursed for the cost of obtaining a COVID-19 test for my dependent that is required for official travel?A: Maybe, but only if the test is mandated by law for official travel to or from an OCONUS destination and is not available through a Federal dispensary. You may only be reimbursed for the cost of the COVID-19 test and not for the

March 11, 2022

Quarantine Procedures FAQs

 Q: If a single member assigned afloat residing on the ship is directed to quarantine, where does this member quarantine? |A: Member will be quarantined in Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) single occupancy rooms that do not share a bathroom and/or kitchen facility.  Q: What if a single member residing in single or multi-occupancy UPH room,

March 11, 2022


Q: I got an alert from CGPAAS, and I’m confused about what to do next.A: The CGPAAS COVID-19 Reporting Tool User Guide is available at CGPAAS. If you still need help, email the CGPAAS Help Desk at If you are unable to update your status, your unit CGPAAS Commanding Officer Representative (COR) can update your status on your behalf.

March 11, 2022

Mass Gatherings FAQs

Q: Are enclosed mass gatherings related to mission-essential work authorized? A: Yes. Mass gatherings related to mission-essential work are necessary and authorized. This may include holding quarters on a cutter, conducting a navigation brief, or manning a small boat station; each of these gatherings is essential to carry out high-priority Coast

March 11, 2022

CDC Guidance FAQs

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. Civilians: Call your primary care clinic. All: If your health care provider

March 11, 2022

Pay and Benefits FAQs

Q: I was ordered to self-monitor after I returned from official government travel. What benefits are available to me?A:  The Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated to provide guidance on per diem allowances that are impacted by COVID-19. This website is a helpful source of

Dec. 7, 2021

New variant on the rise, get boosted now

Since the end of November 2021, there has been a lot of talk about a new coronavirus variant of concern – Omicron. Recently detected, the Omicron variant has quickly spread around the globe, and while public health officials and experts across the U.S. government have been working to learn more about this variant, President Joe Biden announced