Northwestern Division - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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News Releases - COVID-19

USACE reopens several visitor center doors in the Heartland
4/8/2022
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...
Uncle Sam wants you – to get vaccinated
9/29/2021
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...
21-043 Ice Harbor Visitor Center closed until further notice due to COVID-19
7/27/2021
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...
Chittenden Locks officials announce lift to some COVID-19 restrictions
4/16/2021
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...
Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects
2/17/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers and employees that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on USACE-managed...
Chittenden Locks announce garden reopening
10/5/2020
The Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks will reopen the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden to visitors, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. Facilities, including the visitors center, and access across the locks’...
Physical permits not required for hunting equipment at Kanopolis Lake this hunting season
9/2/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will not be issuing Hunting Equipment Permits this hunting season due to COVID-19 concerns. The Hunting Equipment Permit Program hunting policies and...
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...
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News Stories - COVID-19

Request for facility expansion support keeps Jacksonville District in forefront of pandemic fight
4/21/2022
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 21, 2022) –Two years later, and still in the throes of a global pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District continues to be at the forefront of the...
USACE Mechanical Engineer Wins High-Level Award
2/18/2022
Announced last November, Shahidou Mariko is a selectee for the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award for the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Mariko received the award during the...
ERDC researchers help prioritize support for Rhode Island hospitals during omicron surge
2/15/2022
When both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) needed to...
ERDC receives patent for portable medical units
2/9/2022 UPDATED
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers met the challenge to provide additional hospital rooms for COVID-19 patients by inventing portable medical units created at the Engineer Research and Development...
Like a tornado through his body: Pittsburgh District employee fights for his life, survives COVID-19
12/14/2021
He described it like being in the grasp of a giant. Every time he tried to suck in air, an invisible fist squeezed tighter around his body, collapsing his lungs...
Logistics team removes area offices’ excess equipment
9/16/2021
In the early morning hours of their five-day trip to Duluth, Minnesota, the Detroit District Logistics team were quietly loading excess equipment onto a flat-bed truck headed south.The equipment’s...
District working to combat COVID spike
8/3/2021
Galveston District Commander Col. Tim Vail held a town hall August 2 with the entire workforce, to discuss new COVID-19 mitigations in light of the newest COVID-19 strain -- the Delta variant. Vail...
Former FED HQ compound has new mission
6/25/2021
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District (FED) remembers the accomplishments of its past, the District also takes a few moments to learn about the new mission of an important part of its...
Far East District’s STEAM outreach thrives despite COVID-19 restrictions
6/8/2021
“If you’re bored with playing, you can just go to the pool,” explained one student while showcasing his dream house design.“I see a future engineer!” exclaimed Chad McLeod, chief of Construction...
FED honors National Nurses Week, reflects on COVID-19 impact
5/6/2021
In honor and appreciation of National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) reflects on the contributions of those serving on the front lines of the...
A Captain's role in an ACF build-out
4/6/2021
Editors Note: April 6, 2020 was the day the Memphis District awarded the contract to build an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) in Memphis, Tennessee. The article below was written by Cpt. Alex Burruss,...
Norfolk District’s site assessment for FEMA assists Virginia vaccination center opening
3/31/2021 UPDATED
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...
Corps will dig dry conditions with finished Kentucky Lock cofferdam
3/24/2021
GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (March 24, 2021) – The cofferdam at the Kentucky Lock Addition Project is finished, a milestone that paves the way for downstream excavation work to prepare the site for construction...
Corps completes final inspection of Beverly Community Hospital COVID-19 additions
3/19/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led a final inspection of work March 19 at Beverly Community Hospital as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s support to California in response to the...
Revetment Team returns after historic season
3/17/2021
The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works) Vance Stewart and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency...