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. 

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Aug. 4, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 04 August

Hello Shipmates,There is no way to completely remove stress from our lives. Thankfully, we can choose how we manage our stress. In a busy, chaotic and seemingly out-of-control time, one approach to serenity is through identifying what is personally controllable.  Once we are able to identify the signal (concerns within our control or influence)

July 28, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 29 July

Hello Shipmates,We have moved into hurricane season during the “new normal” ushered in by a viral pandemic.   As Hurricanes Hanna in the Gulf and Douglas in the Pacific reminded us this weekend, forces of nature will continue to be a part of life.  We are constantly faced with numerous challenges from nature; however, this year, we must confront

July 22, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 22 July

Hello Shipmates,The pandemic has ushered in changes to how we live our lives each and every day.  Even though we are socially distanced and more physically separated, we must strive to be more connected as a community to get through this enduring challenge together.  One way the Coast Guard has ensured our newest members feel included is the

July 20, 2020

ALCOAST 278/20 - JUL 2020 COVID-19: HDP-ROM AND OTHER PAY AND ALLOWANCE POLICY ADJUSTMENT

R 171707 JUL 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N07220//ALCOAST 278/20COMDTNOTE 7220SUBJ:  COVID-19: HDP-ROM AND OTHER PAY AND ALLOWANCE POLICY ADJUSTMENTSA. U.S. Code, Title 37, Section 352B. COMDT (CG-13) memo 7220 of 03 APR 2020C. Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDTINST M7220.29 (series)D. Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)E. COMDT

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

July 15, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 15 July

Hello Shipmates,Family dynamics, among so many other things, have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.  For some, the isolation caused by the pandemic has been made even worse by an emerging or worsening abusive environment.  Please join us this Wednesday as Mrs. Davidra Bazemore-Blue, the Family Advocacy Specialist from the National Capital Region

July 8, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 08 July

Hello Shipmates, Work, family and navigating social and environmental obligations can consume every part of our lives. This may place any of us on a path towards feeling overwhelmed.  Prior to the pandemic, most of our lives were quite full, some might say “hectic or frenetic.”  We lived a balancing act with multi-faceted demands from work, school

July 6, 2020

Auxiliary FAQs

 H1 (formerly P1) Q: Can I still perform Coast Guard missions, request patrol orders or be assigned to duty? *Updated 7/6/2020*A:  Yes, but the Coast Guard Order Issuing Authority (OIA) and the Auxiliarists involved must properly apply risk management principles prior to requesting, planning or undertaking any assignments that involve potential

July 6, 2020

Mobilizing? Top 10 resources for reservists and their families

Each day, Coast Guard reservists are mobilizing to support COVID-19 operations. “We want reservists and families to feel connected to their Coast Guard community – the more connected people feel, the more resilient they’ll be,” said LCDR Veronica McCusker, the Coast Guard’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program manager.Coast Guard reservists should

July 1, 2020

ALCOAST 259/20 - JUL 2020 COVID-19 OFF-DUTY RISK MANAGEMENT (ODRM): PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BEHAVIOR CHOICES DURING A PANDEMIC

R 011820 JUL 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCO/DCMS//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS//N06200//ALCOAST 259/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ:  COVID-19 OFF-DUTY RISK MANAGEMENT (ODRM): PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BEHAVIOR CHOICES DURING A PANDEMIC A.  COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 012111 JUN 20/ALCOAST 211/201. This ALCOAST establishes Commander’s Intent for the application