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Norfolk District News Regarding Coronavirus

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News Releases from around USACE Regarding Coronavirus

  • USACE supporting FEMA on state determined expansion of medical capacity starting in St. Louis area

    The Kansas City District, together with the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of FEMA and other federal agencies are working together to help the State of Missouri expand medical capacity, in case of a surge in COVID-19 patients in coming days and weeks.
  • DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Supports the Fight Against COVID-19

    From modeling the movement of how droplets travel through an aircraft to conducting virtual screenings of vaccine possibilities, the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program has a powerful weapon in the fight against COVID-19—supercomputers.
  • USACE awards construction contract for additional hospital space in Porterville, California

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a construction contract Sunday to Herman Construction Group, Inc. of Escondido, California, to retrofit the Porterville Developmental Center in Tulare County for an alternate care site in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Alternate care facility site construction to begin in Novi, Michigan

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE), Detroit District, announces it will begin construction on an alternate care facility in Novi, Michigan as efforts to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-led response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The second conversion in Michigan will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. USACE is coordinating design and construction efforts to adapt more than 250,000 square feet into medical care space. This conversion of the main floor will include approximately 1,100 bed spaces for COVID-19 patients and stations for medical personnel. “The situation in Michigan continues to evolve and the Corps of Engineers will surge resources to meet the anticipated need," said Lt. Col. Gregory Turner, district engineer, USACE, Detroit District. “This work that we are doing through FEMA to support the people of Michigan, especially enabling the local hospitals, is a mission that we are ready for.”
  • Clinton Lake dam road closure related to COVID-19

    The road across Clinton Dam (E 900 Road) will be closed as of 9:00 a.m. on April 7, 2020, until further notice due to unsafe gatherings and parking conditions near the south end of the dam. This decision was made in conjunction with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department with the safety of our visitors and community in mind.
  • Corps of Engineers announces closed areas at locks and dams due to COVID-19

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District has closed all guidewall fishing platforms and observation decks at our locks and dams to the public to protect against the further spread of COVID-19.
  • Corps of Engineers Extends Facility Closures at Wappapello Lake

    Wappapello Lake – In an effort to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff members, the Wappapello Lake Project Office and Visitor Center, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps of Engineers) campgrounds, fish cleaning stations, swim beaches, and playgrounds at Wappapello Lake will remain closed until further notice.
  • Agencies Encourage Outdoor Enthusiasts to “Do The Right Thing”

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District has partnered with more than a dozen federal, state and local agencies in and around the Columbia River Gorge to encourage outdoor enthusiasts to “do the right thing” and comply with public health directives to stay home and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluates Oahu, Kauai sites for use as potential alternate care facilities

    In response to the spread of coronavirus in Hawaii, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District technical survey team conducted initial planning and site assessments of two Oahu and five Kauai locations for potential conversion into alternate care facilities (ACFs). To date, the USACE team has completed 17 assessments in Hawaii - five on Oahu, three on Maui, five in Hawaii County, and four on Kauai.
  • Corps to Operate Bonnet Carre’ Spillway

    Corps to Operate Bonnet Carre’ SpillwayNEW ORLEANS - Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley and rising