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US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Releases

  • 20-018 Corps deploys 3 teams to Boise Idaho to prepare for COVID-19 impacts.

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District deployed 3, two person teams to Boise Idaho, to support the State’s Office of Emergency Services and expand their ability to handle an expected increased patient load.
  • 20-017 Walla Walla District continues to fulfill mission in the midst of closures and limited staffing

    Walla Walla WA. - In accordance with President Trump’s Emergency Declaration on COVID Response, Water Control of Dams, and Power Generation, issued on March 13, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District has reduced staffing levels and closed many of its recreational areas.
  • 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.
  • 20-015 Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Visitor centers, beaches, special events, and USACE-sponsored events such as shore sweeps, interpretive programs, Kids to Parks Day, Earth Day events, public meetings and other public gatherings at all USACE-managed sites and facilities have also been closed and/or put on hold until further notice.  
  • 20-014 Clarkston Natural Resources Office restricting access

    Clarkston, Wash. – The Lower Granite Natural Resource Management (NRM) staff will be restricting access to their office in Clarkston in response to the COVID-19 situation.
  • 20-013 Corps closing all Walla Walla District Visitor Centers

    Walla Walla, Wash. –At this time, the Corps of Engineers will close all Visitor Centers in the Walla Walla District.

US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

  • March

    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.
  • Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.