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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April 13, 2022

Face Mask FAQs

Q. When and where do I need to wear a mask?  A.  Mask wear guidance is subject to Coast Guard policy, guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In regards to Coast Guard facilities –  including child development centers, cutters, small boats, buildings, and aircraft – commands will use the CDC Community Level guidance for setting

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 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

CGPAAS FAQs

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 paas@navy.mil. 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

May 5, 2020

HR/Hiring FAQs

Q. May a supervisor delay the start date of an applicant who has COVID-19 or symptoms associated with it? A. Yes. According to current CDC guidance, an individual who has COVID-19 or symptoms associated with it should not be in the workplace. Q. May an employer withdraw a job offer when it needs the applicant to start immediately but the individual