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

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USACE Addresses COVID-19 Concerns

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District makes public health and safety our top priority. This page provides COVID-19 updates focused on information that impacts Galveston District, its employees, stakeholders, and the local commuting area.

During emergencies, USACE is the federal government's lead public works and engineering support agency. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prepared to assist the nation in a time of crisis to the very best of its capabilities, and we are postured to lean forward when an official request is received through the Department of Support for Civil Authorities (DSCA).

To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, the Galveston District is operating in 100% telework mode until further notice. If you are having trouble contacting someone, we encourage you to try their cell phone or email, or you can contact Public Affairs at

For media inquires please call 409-766-3004, 409-766-3005, or email us at

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

  • March

    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.

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

  • USACE Galveston District awards second Corpus Christi Ship Channel dredging contract

    GALVESTON, Texas – Yesterday the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a second multi-million dollar contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. Callan Marine, LTD, of Galveston, Texas, will receive $97.9 million, including the base contract and seven options, to dredge Lower Bay Reach as part of Corps efforts to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Five more options are contained in the contract and could be activated at a later date.
  • 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.  
  • Army Corps of Engineers adjust lake operations amid health concerns

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division announce changes to lake operations in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas amid health concerns. Effective today, the Southwestern Division will take a number of measures across the region to reduce risk to employees, volunteers and lakes guests.

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