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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.

As of May 14, 2020, select amenities at the district's recreation sites reopened in a limited capacity. While all openings and closures are subject to change, a list of facilities' statuses can be found on the Corps Lakes Recreation site.  

Pittsburgh District News Releases Relating to COVID-19

  • Corps to Host Best Dam Graduation Ever

    The Warren Area High School’s Class of 2020 will drive, not walk, across a dam stage Friday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District hosts the pandemic-inspired commencement at Kinzua Dam.
  • Corps to Open Select Facilities at Recreation Sites

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is announcing that select facilities at district-managed sites will open Memorial Day weekend for the 2020 recreation season in alignment states’ guidelines.
  • Corps Modifies Woodcock Lake Park Operations for 2020 Recreation Season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is informing the public that select facilities at Woodcock Lake Park in Saegertown, Pennsylvania will open for the 2020 summer recreation season Memorial Day weekend.
  • 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.

All Corps of Engineers News Relating to COVID-19

  • April

    A Captain's role in an ACF build-out

    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, who at that time deployed to the Memphis District to work as an Operations Officer and assist with ACF projects and operations. This is his account of what happened during his few months working here. At the onset of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S.  Army Corps of Engineers. USACE collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for the rapid expansion of COVID-19 treatment spaces. USACE assigned each of its districts an area of responsibility, and the districts integrated into the local and state response agencies within their areas of responsibility. As local civil authorities conducted analysis and projected bed space requirements, USACE developed facility modification options for accommodating additional beds. Districts completed site assessments and provided project management support for converting existing buildings into alternate care facilities (ACFs).  In April 2020, three weeks after the President declared a national emergency, the U.S. Army Engineer School (USAES), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, deployed more than 30 Soldiers in support of the USACE response effort; Cpt. Alex W. Burruss was deployed to the Memphis District, USACE Mississippi Valley Division, Tennessee, for more than 60 days.
  • 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.
  • Corps will dig dry conditions with finished Kentucky Lock cofferdam

    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 of the remaining portion of the new lock chamber.
  • Corps completes final inspection of Beverly Community Hospital COVID-19 additions

    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 COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Revetment Team returns after historic season

    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 Operations Maj. Gen. William (Butch) Graham visited the Memphis District last week. While visiting, they had the opportunity to welcome home and congratulate the Revetment Team after completing one of the district's longest seasons in history.