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News Releases - COVID-19

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...
Corps of Engineers announces closure of boat ramps near Big Bend Dam
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
Corps-managed campgrounds begin orderly shutdown
As America confronts the challenges of Coronavirus disease 2019, protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers and our government personnel is our highest priority. To protect...
Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019....
Update to Portland District recreation closures related to COVID-19
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District has closed several recreation sites to protect the public and Corps employees. ...
Corps closes visitor centers, suspends tours
Due to health and safety precautions regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District Visitor Centers will be closed and all public group tours and events and have...
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks closing pedestrian gates to all visitors
Due to the changing environment in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and aligning with other local government agencies, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will be closing all the pedestrian gates to...
20-014 Clarkston Natural Resources Office restricting access
Clarkston, Wash. – The Lower Granite Natural Resource Management (NRM) staff will be restricting access to their office in Clarkston in response to the COVID-19 situation....
20-013 Corps closing all Walla Walla District Visitor Centers
Walla Walla, Wash. –At this time, the Corps of Engineers will close all Visitor Centers in the Walla Walla District....
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News Stories - COVID-19

USACE COVID-19 response efforts update for April 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
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
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...
Army to help convert vacant buildings into hospitals as COVID-19 spreads
Army leaders announced plans to quickly convert unused buildings into makeshift hospitals in multiple states, starting in New York, as hospitals brace for medical shortages caused by the COVID-19...
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...
USACE Support to COVID-19 Response
Hear remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, specific to support by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
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...
All CRSO EIS meetings switched to virtual
3/13/2020 UPDATED
Evolving health and safety policies from our regional partners designed to hinder the spread of COVID-19 in Washington and Oregon have prompted federal officials to replace all scheduled in-person...
Feds shift Seattle, Portland CRSO EIS meetings to 'phone only'
3/12/2020 UPDATED
Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration decided that the in-person public comment meetings planned for Seattle and Portland will...