U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District takes precautionary measures against COVID-19 but remains open for business
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March
18, 2020 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is taking
precautionary measures to assist the public health effort with containing the
spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and protecting its employees and visitors.
District leadership is limiting gatherings and meetings to 10 people or less and implementing a telework schedule for personnel able to do so. The district is leveraging technology and other tools to continue carrying out its mission.
“I want to emphasize, the Memphis District remains open for business,” said District Commander Col. Zachary Miller. “Our 500 employee workforce will continue to deliver our $300 million annual program in cooperation with our many partners.”
Additionally, the Memphis District is postponing its Business Opportunity Open House and the Mississippi River Commission is cancelling its annual high water inspection trip and public hearings. Safety is a priority during the critical time.
The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has served the citizens of the Mid-South region since 1882. The $200-million annual mission of its more than 450 employees is to minimize flood risk, keep America’s most vital inland navigation highway – the Mississippi River – open for navigation and to preserve our environment for future generations.
The District’s area of responsibility encompasses 25,000 square miles in parts of six states: Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois.