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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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Feb. 25, 2021

Face Mask FAQs

 Q: What type of material should I use for a cloth face masks?A: The CDC recommends using two pieces of cotton, roughly the thickness of an average tee shirt, for making your own DIY cloth face covering. Your old tee shirts can be used for this purpose. Your District Safety and Environmental Health Officer or clinic medical provider can help

June 19, 2020


 A19 Q: I got an alert from CGPAAS, and I’m confused about what to do next. *Updated 6/19/2020*A: The CGPAAS COVID-19 Reporting Tool User Guide is available at If you still need help, email the CGPAAS Help Desk at If you are unable to update your status, your unit CGPAAS Commanding Officer

June 19, 2020

CDC Guidance FAQs

 A1 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.Reservists not on active duty: see questions A13 and A14Civilians: Call your

May 5, 2020

Mass Gatherings FAQs

 A46 (formerly H1) 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

May 5, 2020

HR/Hiring FAQs

 A40 (formerly A13) Q. May an employer screen applicants for symptoms of COVID-19? A. Coast Guard hiring officials are advised to conduct interviews virtually. However, in the event an applicant is asked to come to a Coast Guard worksite, they are subject to any requirements for entry, including a temperature check. A41 (formerly A14) Q. May an

May 5, 2020

Quarantine Procedures FAQs

 A27 (formerly M1) 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. A28 (formerly M2) Q: What if a single member residing in single