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News Releases - COVID-19

USACE operated campgrounds on Lake Sakakawea to remain closed until at least June 1
5/11/2020
The Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds including the Downstream, East Totten Trail and Wolf Creek campgrounds in North Dakota will remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the earliest...
Army Corps delays Albeni Falls Dam recreation season
5/8/2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials at Albeni Falls Dam have delayed its recreation season. Subject to state and federal changes in guidance the Corps is now tentatively scheduled to open...
Boat ramp near Santee closed
5/8/2020
In coordination with the Santee Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed boat ramp in the vicinity of Santee will be closed effective today. The closure will assist local efforts in...
Corps issues contract to build COVID-19 Montana Alternate Care Facility
5/8/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has awarded a $2.6 million contract to build an Alternate Care Facility in Kalispell, Montana, to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic....
Corps relaxes restrictions for some recreation sites in Oregon and Washington
5/7/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is relaxing restrictions at some recreation sites May 7 as the first phase in a gradual relaxing of closures at Corps locations in Oregon and...
Corps of Engineers opens multi-use recreation areas
4/30/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced day-use and multi-purpose recreation areas around Fort Peck Lake will open May 1 to normal activities, following physical distancing and group limitations to...
Corps of Engineers modifying operations at Fort Peck recreational areas due to coronavirus
4/7/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday it will begin the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds around Fort Peck Lake to protect against the further spread of COVID-19,...
Clinton Lake dam road closure related to COVID-19
4/6/2020
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...
Agencies encourage outdoor enthusiasts to “do the right thing”
4/3/2020
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...
Corps of Engineers announces closure of boat ramps near Big Bend Dam
4/2/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Crow Creek Sioux and Lower Brule Sioux tribes are closing the boat ramps near Big Bend Dam, near Fort Thompson, South Dakota, effective...
Portland District closes all recreation sites to prevent spread of COVID-19
3/30/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is closing all recreation sites to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 30....
Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation
3/30/2020
The Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation to repair damages incurred during 2019 historic flooding throughout the region. We are also committed to providing on-site quality...
Walla Walla District deploys 3 teams to Boise to prepare for COVID-19 impacts
3/27/2020
The Walla Walla District deployed three, two-person teams to Boise, Idaho, to support the state’s Office of Emergency Services and expand their ability to handle an expected increased patient load....
Seattle-based U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team to evaluate facilities as alternate-care-sites in Washington
3/25/2020
A Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) assessment team will begin evaluating existing facilities for possible conversion into alternate-care-sites in Washington March 26. ...
Dworshak Dam postpones opening campgrounds
3/24/2020
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...
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News Stories - COVID-19

ERDC delivers augmented reality solutions in the fight against COVID-19
5/5/2020
Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are using augmented reality technology to assist peers throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in...
Assessments critical step in battling COVID-19 pandemic
5/5/2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread throughout the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, was tasked by FEMA to start assessing sites for possible use as alternate care...
St. Louis converts hotel into alternate care facility ready for patients within days of state request
4/20/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Missouri to convert a local hotel for use as an alternate care facility.  USACE St. Louis...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Turns Over 7 Alternate Care Sites Over the Weekend
4/20/2020
Between Friday, April 17 and Monday, April 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished seven alternate care sites in response to COVID-19. Together with the previous three completed locations, this...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building 19 Alternate Care Sites in 10 States
4/12/2020 UPDATED
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building 19 alternate care sites in 10 states....
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building 17 alternate care sites in 8 states
4/7/2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building 17 alternate care sites in 8 states, including New York, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Florida, Tennessee, and Illinois. ...
USACE adds 4 additional locations to alternate care sites in NY, NM
4/5/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers added four new contracts on to construct alternate care sites in response to COVID-19. The new locations will be in Queens, NY; Bronx, NY; Staten Island, NY, and...
USACE COVID-19 response efforts update for April 4, 2020
4/4/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working in support of the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency - and in coordination with other federal, state, local and tribal partners – in response to the...
Work continues on Alternate Care Sites in 8 locations
4/3/2020
April 3, 2020 update regarding USACE contracts for alternate care sites selected by State governments. This listing of USACE contracts awarded to support Alternate Care Sites will be updated daily. An...
Listing of USACE contracts awarded for Alternate Care Sites
4/1/2020
This listing of USACE contracts awarded to support Alternate Care Facilities will be updated daily. This report is valid as of April 1, 2020. An Alternate Care Site (ACS) is a facility that’s...