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 

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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

  • September

    Logistics team removes area offices’ excess equipment

    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 destination was the UNICOR facility in Kansas, an electronics recycling center that converts electronics into recyclable materials for resale to registered vendors. “By using UNICOR, we estimate $8,000 in savings to the district based on acquisition cost,” said Detroit District Logistics Manager Jena Graham. “Due to the area offices being spread out, it was not cost effective to consolidate their excess at one location for a typical pick-up.” A one-way trip from the District Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan to the Duluth Area Office in Minnesota is nearly a 12-hour drive.
  • August

    District working to combat COVID spike

    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 recommended the District workforce continue following all current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Defense (DoD) installation requirements on COVID-19 prevention.
  • June

    Former FED HQ compound has new mission

    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 history, the former FED headquarters Dongdaemun compound.
  • Far East District’s STEAM outreach thrives despite COVID-19 restrictions

    “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 Division. For the second year in a row, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) volunteers virtually shared their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) expertise and captured children’s imaginations with engaging STEAM activities, May 27. The event was a part of a relationship with Humphreys Central Elementary School that started in 2013.
  • May

    FED honors National Nurses Week, reflects on COVID-19 impact

    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 pandemic and how COVID-19 has impacted the District and every FED project site in South Korea.