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Baltimore District Alternate Care Site Task Force Members perform a site inspection at the Brockbridge Correctional Facility in Jessup, Maryland, March 24, 2020. This is part of a larger FEMA mission assignment to convert large spaces to serve as alternate care sites in response to COVID-19.
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 to the national Coronavirus response. These clips are excerpts from today's press conference in the Pentagon. The full event, including remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy; Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville; Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite; and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle can also be viewed here: https://facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/2643688735757461/
Members of the Norfolk District alternate-care-site planning and assessment team receive there initial guidance while using proper social distancing and disbursing throughout one of the District's training rooms. The team is responsible for evaluating existing building to see if the can be converted to alternate-care-sites, should the need arise from the potential influx of COVID-19 patients. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bloodgood)
Pallets of supplies await to be craned aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) at Naval Base San Diego, March 21. Huntsville Center is providing an $187,000 information technology software acquisition for the Mercy as the ship serves as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals.
New York District Team members work diligently in support of efforts to turn Jacob Javtis Convention Center into a Federal Alternate Care Facility to support Non-COVID19 patients in order to ease the burden on the New York Hospital System.
This edition highlights partnership and collaboration, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #6. Content includes commentary from Ms. Stacey Brown, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy Division Chief, and highlights a variety of projects and initiatives across the enterprise.
“The National Levee Database is a public view into the information that builds understanding of the benefits and potential risks levees pose for the communities in which they exist,” said Eric C. Halpin, P.E., USACE deputy dam and levee safety officer.

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Huntsville Center supports alternate care facility assessments
3/28/2020
As the Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for Medical Facility Design, Huntsville Center engineers were quickly brought in by Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, 54th Chief of Engineers and...
Are your parks open?
3/26/2020
The Little Rock District wants you to know that many of its recreation day-use areas are still open....Mostly...It's complicated....Check out the story to learn more....
Army to help convert vacant buildings into hospitals as COVID-19 spreads
3/26/2020
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...
COVID-19 Letter to the Defense Industrial Base from the Army Acquisition Executive
3/26/2020
Letter to the Defense Industrial Base. Subject: Promoting Resiliency of the Defense Industrial Base During the COVID-19 Pandemic...

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