Frequently Asked Questions

USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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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


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

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