Riverside, California 2022-07-02 18:00:01 –
The building was closed on Friday afternoon as students and faculty members were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.
Del Mar Colleges’ Flato Building can be reopened and safely entered after the building has been closed due to high levels of carbon monoxide exposure to students and faculty.
On Friday afternoon, students and faculty members reported symptoms of headache and nausea, which urged the university’s Environment, Health and Safety Department to carry out various safety tests.
“The Flato Building has been intermittently closed to ensure health and safety protocols and provide a suitable test environment,” according to an email from Mark Escamilla, President and CEO of Del Mar College.
Following the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Delmer conducted a “disinfection protocol and indoor air quality survey” and determined that COVID was not a factor.
“After determining that COVID-19 was not the cause and that the mold in the air was within normal limits, we conducted further tests to identify a leak in the central cooling component called the boiler in the Flato building,” said Escamilla. I am. “Test results showed carbon monoxide levels in the range of 25 to 140 parts per million (ppm).” The boiler is currently offline and is not in use.
According to the email, Delmar was tested by the Corpus Christi Fire Department and determined that the building could be safely occupied.
Later, 3NEWS contacted CCFD and stated that no traces of carbon monoxide were found when testing the building.
Escamilla added that student safety is a top priority for the university. “The health and safety of our students, employees and guests is always our number one priority at Dermer University,” said Escamilla.
Saturday afternoon, 3NEWS spoke with Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lenola Keith about the condition of the building.
“Our health and safety department regularly monitors the building and installs carbon monoxide detectors,” Keith said. “Everything is reassessed and will continue to be monitored.”
At present, the building is considered safe to enter. However, the Delmar Campus will be closed on the weekend of July 4th and will reopen on Tuesday.
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