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News Releases from around USACE Regarding Coronavirus

  • Corps of Engineers issues construction Notice to Proceed for COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility

    Working at the direction of the State of Tennessee and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a “Notice to Proceed” for the conversion of the former Commercial Appeal building today, located at 495 Union Ave. in Memphis to a COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility (ACF). The overall contract was awarded to AECOM Technical Services of Los Angeles, California.
  • Army Corps to start closing bays at Bonnet Carré Spillway

    Based on the reduced flows in the Mississippi River at Red River Landing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District began the closing process at Bonnet Carré Spillway today, April 13.
  • Army Corps working to construct alternate care facilities in New Jersey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is working to expand capacity at medical facilities in East Orange, Paramus, and Trenton, N.J. as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • USACE, NAVFAC Marianas partner to assess Guam sites for potential alternate care facilities

    In response to the spread of coronavirus in Guam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas have combined efforts to perform seven initial planning and site assessments on Guam for potential conversion into alternate care facilities (ACFs). USACE is conducting technical planning and site assessments at Guam locations on mission assignment through FEMA, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the government of Guam. Stringent COVID19 restrictions prevent USACE personnel travel throughout the Pacific region, so the Honolulu District requested direct assistance from NAVFAC Pacific and NAVFAC Marianas to provide engineering personnel support to accomplish the FEMA site assessment mission for Guam.
  • Corps of Engineers releases PSA on COVID-19 and levee restoration activities

    Col. John Hudson, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District issued a public service announcement Friday regarding the district's efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and levee repairs.
  • Locks and Dam 14 Auxiliary Lock to Remain Closed

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Due to ongoing construction and concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the Rock Island District will not be opening the auxiliary lock at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, as scheduled on Memorial Day. The date of anticipated opening is unknown at this time.
  • TCF Center Alternate Care Facility construction complete

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces that construction is complete at Michigan’s first Alternate Care Facility at TCF Center in Detroit. The facility will begin accepting patients April 10, 2020. The TCF Center Alternate Care Facility is one of the first in the Nation to be turned over to the state. Construction included triage area, patient support services such as showers and toilets, staff changing areas and administrative space, a command center and pharmacy. The 350,000 square foot conversion of the convention center into a medical facility with 970 bed spaces across two floors for COVID-19 patients took nine days. “I'm proud that the team was able to complete this mission and get help to the doctors and nurses on the front lines so quickly,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Turner, commander, USACE, Detroit District. “With this facility coming on line as supplies and staff pour into Michigan, I really expect that the TCF Center will be a beacon of hope for Detroit and the Nation.”
  • Army engineers Plan to Build Alternate Care Facility in Anchorage

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will convert
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Extends Closures Due to COVID-19

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Due to the ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District has extended its recreation area closures through May 31.
  • USACE Galveston District awards second Corpus Christi Ship Channel dredging contract

    GALVESTON, Texas – Yesterday the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a second multi-million dollar contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. Callan Marine, LTD, of Galveston, Texas, will receive $97.9 million, including the base contract and seven options, to dredge Lower Bay Reach as part of Corps efforts to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Five more options are contained in the contract and could be activated at a later date.