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Corps of Engineers updates preventative measures in place for COVID-19 at West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Northbridge

Published April 6, 2020

Uxbridge/Northbridge, Mass. – In accordance with the US Army Corps of Engineers policies and procedures, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Stay-At-Home and Safe Practices Advisory, and the following COVID-19 measures continue at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, West Hill Dam, Uxbridge, Mass., effective April 7, 2020.

  • Parking Lots and recreation facilities, playgrounds, trails, public restrooms and trash receptacles, are closed to the public until further notice.


  • The West Hill Dam Office is closed to the public until further notice. Access is limited to mission essential employees, shipping companies, contractors and essential service personnel.


  • All USACE sponsored events, on-site interpretive programming and volunteer activities are cancelled until further notice.


  • No new Special event or activity permits will be issued until further notice; those permits that have already been issued will be considered for revocation based upon latest Public Health guidelines.


These measures are necessary to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), ensure and protect the health and well-being of our visitors, employees, contractors and volunteers, and safeguard our ability to continue our critical Flood Risk Management Operations.


The health of our team and the community is our top priority. We urge all visitors follow the CDC’s guidelines and remain diligent regarding hygiene and social distancing. CDC guidelines and more information can be found at www.conoravirus.gov.


Tim Dugan

Release no. 20-017