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Norfolk District News Regarding Coronavirus

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News Releases from around USACE Regarding Coronavirus

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluates Convention Center, Blaisdell Center for use as alternate-care-sites

    In response to the spread of coronavirus in Honolulu, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District technical survey team conducted two initial planning and site assessments this week for possible conversion into Alternate Care Facilities (ACFs). On Monday, the team surveyed the 204,000 sq. ft. Kamehameha Room in the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, including the 65,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, on Wednesday. On Friday, the USACE site assessment team will be surveying additional sites on Maui.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Closures at Wappapello Lake Continue

    Wappapello Lake – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recreation areas, including campgrounds, visitor centers, beaches, fish cleaning stations, and the lake management office areas at Wappapello Lake will continue to remain closed. Day use areas and boat ramps will remain open until further notice.
  • The Soo Locks open as 2020 shipping season begins

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., opened today Wednesday, March 25, marking the beginning of the 2020 Great Lakes shipping season. The up-bound Motor Vessel H. Lee White, 704-foot long freighter, is the first ship to enter the Poe Lock. It is coming from Sturgeon Bay, Michigan and headed to Superior, Wisconsin to load cargo.
  • Corps begins next phase of inspections along Mississippi River

    The Mississippi River has risen to 15 feet at the Carrollton Gage prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to reactivate phase II flood fight procedures.
  • Corps is Still Serving the Public

    Although the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has limited access to the William S. Moorhead Federal Building for employee safety, all 600-plus employees continue to provide vital services to the region.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Preventative COVID-19 Closures at Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake – In an effort to further protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all U.S.
  • 20-016 Dworshak Dam postpones opening campgrounds

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dworshak Dam Ranger staff announces that Dent Acres campground, as well as Canyon Creek and Dam View campgrounds will not open for the season in April as planned. Due to minimum staffing and for visitor safety during this COVID-19 outbreak, Dworshak staff has been directed to postpone opening the campgrounds until a later date. At this time, we cannot give a specific date when the campgrounds will open.
  • Annual Step Outside Day cancelled

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. – The 16th Annual STEP OUTSIDE Day, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in the Atchafalaya Basin has been cancelled in response to the novel coronavirus.
  • Missouri River public meetings canceled; options under consideration

    To further reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, public meetings on Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System operations have been canceled. “To protect the public and Corps employees, and to adhere to guidance issued by state and local governments, we have canceled the public meetings originally scheduled for April 6-14.,” said John Remus, chief of the Corps’ Missouri Basin Water Management Division.
  • Detroit District is protecting work force while working for the nation

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is taking precautionary measures to protect its workforce, while also remaining committed to serving the nation during the COVID-19 public health emergency.