Kentucky State University officials are temporarily closing a residence hall to address mold issues. The closing affects some 90 students on the Frankfort campus.
Mold had been discovered late last week in some dormitory rooms of Chandler Residence Hall. Upon further inspection, KSU officials decided to close the entire building for cleaning. Students are being moved out and permanently housed in Combs Hall.
As a precaution, all residence halls on campus are being inspected, cleaned, and sanitized. Interim KSU President Aaron Thompson says the administration recognizes the inconvenience and disruption, but he adds the school is committed to the safety and welfare of students.
Thompson says finding mold in buildings, especially older structures like those on Kentucky State’s campus, is not uncommon in Kentucky.