US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District Website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Public safety is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' top priority. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this page is for information regarding the virus, how the Corps is supporting the nation, and answers to commonly-asked questions.

This page will be updated regularly.

Helpful Links

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) https://coronavirus.gov

What the US Army Corps of Engineers is Doing  https://www.usace.army.mil/Coronavirus/

 

24-hour U.S. Army Medical Command hotline: 1-800-984-8523

U.S. Army COVID-19 guidance: https://www.army.mil/covid-19/?dmd 

USACE Contracting Customer Guide Flyer

Pittsburgh District's Response

As of March 21, 2020, Pittsburgh District has limited access to its offices in the William S. Moorhead federal building and closed select facilities at the following recreation sites across Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia:  

 

Northern Area

Berlin Lake

East Branch Clarion River Lake

Kinzua Dam & Allegheny Reservoir

Michael J. Kirwan Dam & Reservoir

Mosquito Creek Lake

Shenango River Lake

Tionesta Lake

Union City Dam

Woodcock Creek Lake

Southern Area

Crooked Creek Lake

Conemaugh River Lake

Loyalhanna Lake

Mahoning Creek Lake

Stonewall Jackson Lake

Tygart Lake

Youghiogheny River Lake

 

Facilities Affected

Resource Managers’ offices

Visitors’ centers

Ranger offices

Maintenance offices

Campground facilities

Picnic areas

Shelters

Pavilions

Disc golf

Playgrounds

Fishing areas/piers

Restrooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These closures will remain in effect until further notice. 

Pittsburgh District News Releases Relating to COVID-19

  • Corps Reduces Staff, Hours at Allegheny River Locks 2, 3

    To minimize COVID-19 exposure to the Corps’ workforce and the public, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has reduced staffing and operating hours at two Allegheny River locks until further notice.
  • 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.
  • Corps Limits Access to Offices in Federal Building

    As the nation continues to confront the challenges of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has limited access to our offices in the William S. Moorhead Federal Building in downtown Pittsburgh until further notice.
  • Corps to Receive All Regulatory Submissions Electronically

    In the interest of public health and safety, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will receive all new regulatory permit applications and incoming correspondence submissions electronically. Electronic submissions will ensure continued timely processing of permit applications.
  • Corps to Close Select Public Facilities at Recreational Sites

    In the interest of public safety and the well-being of our staff, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has closed select public facilities at all district-managed sites until further notice.

All Corps of Engineers News Relating to COVID-19

  • April

    USACE adds 4 additional locations to alternate care sites in NY, NM

    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 Albuquerque, NM. The contracts were issued on Friday and Saturday. USACE has completed 756 assessments of possible locations for alternate care sites. USACE 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 COVID-19 Pandemic. The latest facts and figures about our ongoing activities are contained in the following infographic (As of April 5).
  • 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 COVID-19 Pandemic. The latest facts and figures about our ongoing activities are contained in the following infographic (As of April 4).
  • 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 Alternate Care Site (ACS) is a facility that’s temporarily converted for healthcare use during a public health emergency to reduce the burden on hospitals and established medical facilities. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) compiled the following materials to support States and municipalities in creating ACSs to support their medical requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Implementation of Alternate Care Sites is a State-led and managed process. While there are some steps listed on the Alternate Care Sites page in which the Federal Government may be able to provide assistance, States and Municipalities are encouraged to complete them on their own. The fact that materials and activities are listed on the Alternate Care Sites page do not imply that the Federal Government will be providing any assistance in executing them. States should tailor all materials based on local requirements.
  • Huntsville Center professionals working around the clock so assessment teams can hit the ground running

    U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville professionals work with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' geographic districts, FEMA and Health and Human Services to provide deliverables to assessment teams, including plans and specifications for the rapid conversion of hotels, dorms, convention centers and large arena-type facilities into alternate care facilities.
  • Deceptively Quiet – Huntsville Center’s army of unseen professionals

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville stands deceptively quiet. The hallways, workspaces and meeting rooms are empty. What you can’t see is the army of Huntsville Center professionals tucked safely away in their homes, working feverishly to do their part in fighting the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped our nation and launched us all into a historic, unified response. Huntsville Center engineers and technical experts are providing conceptual engineering solutions to very real challenges. And the Corps of Engineers, FEMA and our federal, state and local partners are turning them into reality in record time.