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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Aug. 2, 2021

Here's when to use the new Coast Guard COVID-19 contact tracing application

By MyCG Staff

The highly transmissible Delta variant is fueling a nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases.  Contact tracing continues to be a critical, time tested tool in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and preserving mission readiness.

To optimize timely and efficient contact tracing, the Coast Guard Electronic Contact Tracing Application (CGECTA) was released for Coast Guard wide use on July 2, 2021.  All contact tracing should now be completed through CGECTA, which you can find on the Contact Tracing CG Portal page.

How it works
Those with known or presumed COVID-19 report their case in CGECTA. The process takes one to two minutes and a CAC is required. The case is then assigned to the appropriate contact tracing team for follow-up. Don’t have access to a Coast Guard workstation from where you’re isolating? It’s okay!  A proxy (i.e. supervisor, watchstander, etc.) can report on your behalf.

Note: This does NOT replace the need to update CGPAAS status per the Reporting for Coast Guard Personnel Accountability and Assessment ALCOAST 174/20.

Please see the Contact Tracing CG Portal page for more information and FAQs, or email with any questions (monitored 7-days a week).


  • MyCG article: Tested positive for COVID? Remember to update CGPAAS
  • COVID-19: Reporting for Coast Guard Personnel Accountability and Assessment ALCOAST 174/20
  • Contact Tracing CG Portal page