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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

What the US Army Corps of Engineers is Doing



Norfolk District News Regarding Coronavirus

  • March

    Norfolk District’s site assessment for FEMA assists Virginia vaccination center opening

    A multidisciplinary team from the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an assessment of a local site for conversion into a federally supported community vaccination center here last week.
  • April

    New York and New Jersey Harbor Anchorages Study takes crucial step

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study aimed at improving navigation and generating transportation-cost savings for deep-draft ships using New York and New Jersey Harbor terminals reached a key milestone Thursday. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, chief of engineers and USACE commanding general, signed a Chief’s Report, recommending the New York and New Jersey Harbor Anchorages Study’s findings for authorization by Congress.
  • Middle East District Assists with Coronavirus Assessments

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) mission is primarily outside the continental U.S but USACE’s Norfolk District asked for assistance in conducting assessments of Northern Virginia facilities that could potentially be adapted as alternate care facilities (ACF) and Team TAM members were happy to assist.
  • District announces procedures for safe lockings during COVID-19 pandemic

    Effective March 31, the locks at Deep Creek, Virginia, and South Mills, North Carolina, returned to their normal operating schedule to accommodate vessels using the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway's Dismal Swamp Canal.
  • USACE to begin construction on alternate care facilities in Virginia

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received three mission assignments from FEMA to construct alternate care facilities in Northern Virginia, the Hampton Roads region and in the Richmond, Virginia area.
  • March

    Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help

    Contracting Director: I want to make sure that everyone understands the first steps in doing business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Government, is for your company to register with ( Within is the Disaster Response Registry, where you can register your company's unique capabilities (
  • Norfolk District teams to evaluate facilities for use as alternate-care-sites in Virginia

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has assembled field assessment teams tasked with evaluating existing facilities for the possible conversion into alternate-care-sites in Virginia.
  • Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • Norfolk District restricting access to facilities to help prevent spread of COVID-19

    In order to help limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restricting access to its properties to Corps personnel only.

News Releases from around USACE Regarding Coronavirus

  • USACE reopens several visitor center doors in the Heartland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is pleased to announce the re-opening of several visitor centers to the public, with consideration for local health conditions, access is subject to change. Facilities have primarily operated on an appointment-only basis since Spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask visitors to follow safety precautions which may be posted on entry doors.
  • Uncle Sam wants you – to get vaccinated

    In an effort to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities, Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees have been sharing their vaccination stories.
  • USACE closes Dewey Short Visitor Center due to COVID-19 concerns

    BRANSON, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is closing the Dewey Short Visitor Center on July 31.
  • 21-043 Ice Harbor Visitor Center closed until further notice due to COVID-19

    BURBANK, Wash. – The visitor center at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 9.7, on Ice Harbor Road, near Burbank, Washington, will be closed until further notice, effective immediately.
  • NR 21-23: Select passes get extension; pick up updated month sticker

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District reminds customers and visitors that have USACE Annual Day Use and America the Beautiful Annual Passes are eligible for an extension.
  • Chittenden Locks officials announce lift to some COVID-19 restrictions

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will begin its next phases of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks reopening plan which include setting dates for the first floor of the visitors center to open on April 23 and access to the pedestrian bridges beginning April 28. The public restrooms will remain closed until May 3.
  • USACE Vicksburg District recognized by Mississippi Blood Services for high volume annual contribution

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District was recognized as a “Best of 2020” donor by Mississippi Blood Services on Thursday.
  • NR 21-13: Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center set to reopen

    SOMERSET, Ky. (March 25, 2021) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Lake Cumberland Visitor’s Center in Somerset, Kentucky, is reopening to visitors Thursday, April 1, 2021. The office previously only accepted visitors by appointment only as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • USACE Vicksburg District announces purchase policy changes for recreation passes

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has announced changes to its purchase policies for annual USACE and America the Beautiful recreation passes.
  • Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at Blue Marsh Lake

    As the nation works to slow the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers, and employees that a face mask is required to be worn at all Blue Marsh Lake facilities. Masks must always be worn when entering any building including the Visitor Center, comfort stations, and administration buildings. Masks must be worn outdoors on Blue Marsh Lake property and recreation areas if physical distancing cannot be met, such as when hiking on trails or visiting sites that may be popular or crowded.