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. 

Search Messages and FAQs

Tag: FAQ

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

Sept. 27, 2021

Travel and Leave FAQs

Q. What is the local leave area?A. Local leave and liberty areas for all units is now defined as an area not to exceed 50 miles of a member’s home and 50 miles of a member’s worksite, although commuting from home to work and back in excess of 50 miles, each way, will remain authorized. All previously approved leave to travel beyond the local area

Sept. 7, 2021

Getting the Vaccine FAQs

Prior to Receiving the VaccineQ: 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. Who will administer the vaccine?A. Coast Guard medical staff will receive training on storage, handling, and administration of each vaccine. Q. If

Jan. 25, 2021

Retirees Vaccine FAQ

Q. Will retired Coast Guard beneficiaries have access to the vaccine?A. Retirees should anticipate receiving the vaccine the same way they would receive any other vaccine – either through a Veterans Health Administration location, a DoD Military Treatment Facility (MTF), or from their primary care provider.