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CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION

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

What the Government is Doing https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

Alternate Care Site Documents https://www.usace.army.mil/Coronavirus/Alternate-Care-Sites/

Businesses can help in COVID-19 https://www.fema.gov/nbeoc Register on http://sam.gov/

 

Local News Releases Related to Coronavirus

  • CRREL employee tests positive for COVID-19

    A U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center employee assigned to the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, based in Hanover, New Hampshire has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently in a quarantine status at home. All personnel who have come into contact with the infected employee have been notified and the laboratory continues to enforce safety measures to protect the workforce. The ERDC is continuing to restrict access to only mission critical personnel and essential services contractors at its facilities in New Hampshire and across the nation. In addition, the organization continues to closely adhere to all official federal and state safety and health directives to protect the workforce and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Little Rock District teams to evaluate sites for use as alternate-care-facilities

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has assembled field assessment teams tasked with evaluating existing sites for the possible conversion into alternate-care-sites in Arkansas.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division begins evaluating facilities across Arkansas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division announced today that their Little Rock District will begin providing planning and assessments for possible conversion of existing buildings into alternate-care-sites in Arkansas.
  • Detroit District supporting national response to COVID-19 pandemic

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has assembled and deployed field assessment teams tasked with evaluating existing facilities in Michigan for the possible conversion into alternate care facilities as part of the nationwide federal, state and local effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this planning mission assignment from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), personnel from FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and state and local emergency management and medical personnel are conducting initial and in-depth site assessments at multiple locations as determined by state leadership. The teams are providing assessments to the State of Michigan that deliver information on the possible conversion of existing buildings into alternate care facilities in southeast Michigan.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking design-build capability statements for retrofit of pre-existing buildings and facilities

    With emerging space capacity for medical facilities in Hawaii and the Pacific region due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District contracting branch is seeking capability statements from construction companies interested in providing design-build construction services for the retrofit of pre-existing buildings and facilities. USACE is requesting capability statements from interested firms located within the State of Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), American Samoa, and those capable of mobilizing to other areas within the Pacific. Capability statements will be accepted via email only through 10 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time), Friday March 27, 2020.
  • Army Corps inspects facilities across DC, Maryland and Pennsylvania for potential care site conversion

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is performing site inspections across Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia to support a nationwide FEMA mission assignment to convert existing large spaces into alternate care sites to augment COVID-19 response efforts.
  • The Soo Locks open as 2020 shipping season begins

    DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., opened today Monday, March 25, marking the beginning of the 2020 Great Lakes shipping season. The up-bound Motor Vessel H. Lee White, 704-foot long freighter, is the first ship to enter the Poe Lock. It is coming from Sturgeon Bay, Michigan and headed to Superior, Wisconsin to load cargo.
  • Corps begins next phase of inspections along Mississippi River

    The Mississippi River has risen to 15 feet at the Carrollton Gage prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to reactivate phase II flood fight procedures.
  • 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.
  • 20-016 Dworshak Dam postpones opening campgrounds

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dworshak Dam Ranger staff announces that Dent Acres campground, as well as Canyon Creek and Dam View campgrounds will not open for the season in April as planned. Due to minimum staffing and for visitor safety during this COVID-19 outbreak, Dworshak staff has been directed to postpone opening the campgrounds until a later date. At this time, we cannot give a specific date when the campgrounds will open.

Local USACE News Regarding Coronavirus

  • March

    Are your parks open?

    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

    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 pandemic. This week, construction is set to kick off as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan will be refitted into a 1,000-bed hospital and an additional 1,800 field medical stations, officials said. Soldiers from the New York National Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and civilian employees will prepare the medical facility, slated to begin operating in a week to 10 days. The race against the virus is “an unbelievably complicated problem” that needs a simple solution, said Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • COVID-19 Letter to the Defense Industrial Base from the Army Acquisition Executive

    Letter to the Defense Industrial Base. Subject: Promoting Resiliency of the Defense Industrial Base During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Declaration of a Public Health Emergency (PHE) on USFK Installations

    1.    Basis and Declaration. Our number #1 priority is to protect the force. We have made significant progress in our containment efforts of COVID-19. One key to our success has been compliance with our Public Health Guidance. However, there is a recent trend of non-compliance with HPCON measures that has put the rest of the force at an unacceptable level of risk. After deliberate command and staff assessment and receiving the Public Health Emergency Officer's recommendation: I am declaring a Public Health Emergency (PHE).
  • USACE begins construction on Alternate Care Facilities

    Work is being done in support of FEMA-led COVID-19 Pandemic Response NEW YORK— The US Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, continues to make significant progress in its efforts to support the FEMA-led response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Nationwide, USACE has received 5 FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) totaling $357 million, and has more than 250 personnel providing support.
  • Norfolk District teams to evaluate facilities for use as alternate-care-sites in Virginia

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has assembled field assessment teams tasked with evaluating existing facilities for the possible conversion into alternate-care-sites in Virginia.
  • Huntsville Center contract aids Navy hospital ship supporting coronavirus-19 efforts

    The statement of work calls for a software acquisition so the ship’s medical staff can perform tele-healthcare for patients on shore.
  • Huntsville Center contract aids Navy hospital ship supporting COVID-19 efforts

    The statement of work calls for a software acquisition so the ship’s medical staff can perform tele-healthcare for patients on shore.
  • Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help

    Contracting Director: I want to make sure that everyone understands the first steps in doing business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Government, is for your company to register with SAM.gov (https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/index.jsf). Within SAM.gov is the Disaster Response Registry, where you can register your company's unique capabilities (https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/searchRecords/advancedDRSearch.jsf).
  • USACE Support to COVID-19 Response

    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 the March 20, 2020 press conference in the Pentagon. https://www.facebook.com/USACEHQ/videos/215875549492744/ 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/