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

Published April 5, 2020
The Norfolk District continues to work with the state of Virginia and FEMA in assisting them with performing site assessments on facilities throughout the Commonwealth. Officials with the state determine which facilities they want evaluated, while District personnel inspect and report their findings back to the state and FEMA. Final decisions on which facilities to use are made by state officials.

Zacharie Grose, a Norfolk District mechanical engineer, conducts a site assessment on a building in the western section of Virginia for potential use as an alternate care facility. The Norfolk District continues to work with the state of Virginia and FEMA in assisting them with performing site assessments on facilities throughout the Commonwealth. Officials with the state determine which facilities they want evaluated, while District personnel inspect and report their findings back to the state and FEMA. Final decisions on which facilities to use are made by state officials. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bloodgood)

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).

See Quad Charts for Alternate Care Sites Updated April 3, 2020.

Unit Facility Name Location COVID/NON-COVID # of Beds Contractor Contract Awarded Work Started Date Complete % Complete
NAD Javits Center Phase 1 New York City, NY COVID 1,000 NEW YORK CONVENTION CENTER OPERATING CORPORATION 3/26/2020 3/26/2020 3/30/2020 100%
NAD Javits Center Phase 2 New York City, NY COVID 1,900 NEW YORK CONVENTION CENTER OPERATING CORPORATION 3/26/2020 3/30/2020 4/8/2020 80%
NAD Westchester CC Whiteplains, NY COVID 100 HAUGLAND ENERGY GROUP LLC 3/27/2020 3/27/2020 4/17/2020 15%
NAD SUNY Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY NON-COVID 1,038 TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 3/28/2020 3/30/2020 4/18/2020 26%
NAD SUNY Westbury Westbury, NY NON-COVID 1,022 AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. 3/28/2020 3/30/2020 4/18/2020 8%
NAD Van Cortlandt Park Bronx, NY COVID 200   4/4/2020 4/4/2020 4/24/2020 0%
NAD CUNY Staten Island Staten Island, NY COVID 150   4/4/2020 4/4/2020 4/24/2020 0%
NAD Aquaduct Racetrack Queens, NY COVID 200   4/4/2020 4/4/2020 4/24/2020 0%
LRD McCormick Place Chicago, IL COVID 3,000 METROPOLITAN PIER AND EXPOSITION AUTHORITY 3/28/2020 3/29/2020 4/24/2020 30%
LRD Metro South Medical Ctr Blue Island, IL COVID 350 CLARK CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC 3/29/2020 3/30/2020 4/24/2020 0%
LRD Sherman Hospital Eglin, IL COVID 283 TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 3/29/2020 3/30/2020 4/24/2020 0%
LRD TCF Center Detroit, MI COVID 1,000 Detroit Regional Convention/COBO Hall 3/31/2020 4/1/2020 4/9/2020 75%
SPD Gibson Lovelace Hospital Albuquerque, NM COVID 200   4/3/2020 TBD 4/17/2020 0%