USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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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

Sept. 29, 2021

The PCS Assist Team will conclude at the end of September

After nearly a year and a half of operations, the Coast Guard’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Assist Team will be concluding operations, Sept. 30, 2021. This team has provided 24/7 customer service call center support to members who have PCS’d since April 2020. The temporary effort of the PCS Assist Team was sponsored through the Coronavirus

Aug. 27, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine mandated for all military members

On Aug. 24, the Secretary of Defense directed the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all active duty and Ready Reserve members of the Armed Forces.Consistent with the Secretary of Defense’s direction, on Aug. 26 the Commandant announced that all Coast Guard active duty and Ready Reserve members who are

Aug. 2, 2021

New Electronic Contact Tracing Application

The highly transmissible Delta variant is fueling a nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases.

Aug. 2, 2021

Tested positive for COVID? Remember to update CGPAAS

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a very dynamic time in history affecting everyone in one way or another.

July 26, 2021

Defeat COVID-19’s surging counterattack: vaccination is our best weapon

Right now every American has a choice to get vaccinated against COVID-19 because safe, effective vaccines are widely available to combat the pandemic.

July 14, 2021

Fully vaccinated? Here are updated guidelines about required PPE

Here’s what you need to know about current PPE guidelines if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

July 7, 2021

Travel and leave back to pre-pandemic policy

Members can now return to pre-pandemic policies when planning foreign and domestic travel as outlined in the Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8. The Coast Guard returned leave and liberty travel to pre-pandemic policies at the beginning of July 2021 in response to the current trends of the pandemic, combined with the national vaccination effort.

July 2, 2021

Coast Guard active duty workforce more than 70% vaccinated

The Coast Guard has reached another milestone in the service’s efforts to vaccinate its entire workforce against the COVID-19 disease.  As of June 30, 71.8% of the service’s active duty workforce is fully vaccinated, and 74.1% is vaccinated with at least one dose.With the active duty and reserve military members combined, the Coast Guard has 69.2%

June 30, 2021

COVID Vaccine: Almost to 70%

The Coast Guard has nearly reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of our entire workforce by the July 4th holiday as we strive to vaccinate 100% of the workforce. The Coast Guard is making considerable progress in ensuring we are protecting ourselves, our shipmates, our families, and our communities against COVID-19.