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Lewis and Clark Community College announced Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2021 that it will be closing areas of its historic Main Complex on the Godfrey Campus to address safety concerns, resulting mainly from the building’s natural aging process and limited use throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As our campus re-opened following nearly eighteen months of virtual and hybrid learning and, we welcomed team members and students back in to physical spaces and discovered numerous issues in the Main Complex causing our campus leadership team to reassess use of certain spaces for teaching, learning, and office work,” President Ken Trzaska said in an email to team members Wednesday.
Primary areas of concern include the third and fourth floors of Baldwin and Caldwell Halls, which are experiencing issues with outdated HVAC systems, moisture and humidity, which in some spaces has led to the presence of mold discovered in air quality testing. Although classrooms with mold detected in air quality testing have already been closed, and classes shifted to other areas of campus, the third and fourth floors of both buildings will be closed for the foreseeable future, effective Aug. 30. Classes, offices and other services are either being moved to other buildings or shifted into the online and remote environment. These moves have been completed as of Aug 27.
Students who have classes scheduled in those areas this semester should check their lc.edu email inboxes for further instructions.