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 OutbreakQuestions@uscg.mil. To ensure the most timely response, please identify yourself (i.e. military member, civilian, Auxiliarist, contractor, family member) in your e-mail inquiry. 

Sign Up for Email Updates

Click to subscribe and receive weekly email updates.

Search Messages and FAQs

May 13, 2020

Chaplain FAQs

 C5 (formerly L10) Q: Who is my chaplain? A: You can find your unit chaplain through the USCG Chaplain’s website. You can also locate your nearest Coast Guard chaplain by calling 202-372-4900. C6 (formerly L11) Q: Where can I find spiritual and religious resources?A: Chaplains care for all Coast Guard personnel and their families with dignity,

May 13, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite

Dear Shipmates,Thank you for your generous participation during last week's Wellness Wednesday.  It was wonderful to hear from so many of you during this open, non-judgmental forum.  Chaplain Cynthia Kane, Deputy Chaplain of the Coast Guard, and CDR Charlene Criss, the Physician Assistant Force Manager, will be hosting the call today from 1500-1600

May 10, 2020

Legal FAQs

 C23 Q: My spouse or other dependent lost their job due to COVID-19.  Are they eligible for unemployment compensation?A:  Very likely they are, and they should strongly consider applying as soon as possible.  They can go to the Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance site to look up their state’s process. Military spouses may also file for

May 8, 2020

ALCOAST 166/20 COVID-19: USCG TELEWORK CAPABILITIES - SITREP 5

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALCOAST/166-20_ALCOAST.txt (CAC Required)

May 6, 2020

When should I contact the PCS Assist Team?

Close to 500 Coast Guard members have already moved, and the PCS Assist Teams are ready to help you too. Here’s what you need to know about the new PCS Assist Teams. Who are the PCS Assist Teams?There are 72 military members now on board the PCS Assist Teams, which will help members and families as they transfer to new units this season. The

May 6, 2020

PCS/HHG SITREP 4 announces new safety measures, limited leave en route, quarantine guidance

PCS Travel is now authorized through June 5, 2020.  Three new safety measures are in place to protect members during their move. Limited leave en route is now authorized. Guidance is now available regarding quarantining members upon arrival. PCS Float Plan v.3 is ready for use.

May 6, 2020

How 80 Coasties saved an Alaskan town during the Spanish Influenza pandemic

Click to view videoPandemic, quarantines, social distancing, facemasks. Too familiar today, these words resonated with equal disquiet for Americans of 100 years ago as Spanish Influenza spread across the world. Every pandemic and its inherent tragedies are unique, but in the Coast Guard’s response today we can hear echoes of 1919, when the crew of

May 5, 2020

ALCOAST 152/20 COVID-19: USCG TELEWORK CAPABILITIES – SITREP 4

 https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALCOAST/121-20_ALCOAST.txt (CAC Required)

May 5, 2020

USCG rolls out virtual collaboration app called CVR Teams

As the country moves into the second month of virtual living, organizations around the globe have reconstructed how they do business. The Coast Guard has also taken this opportunity to update virtual workspace capability for members who are able to telework.Members can now use Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Teams – the Department of Defense’s

May 5, 2020

Workers Comp FAQs

 E2 (formerly J6) Q: I’m a civilian, and believe I have contracted COVID-19 as a result of a work-related exposure. What steps should I take?  A: Federal civilian employees who believe they contracted COVID-19 as the result of a work-related exposure should report it to their supervisor as soon as possible. The supervisor should notify the employee