Health Sciences Building sustains water damage

Water damage at HSB
November 12, 2019

Students with classes in HSB: The Health Science Building is now open and most classes are proceeding as scheduled. Check with your instructor or your D2L course page for details.

A sprinkler line was the culprit in damage to the St. Cloud Technical & Community College Health Sciences Building on the morning of Nov. 12.

The sprinklers were located on the 2nd floor of the building, and water damage extended to the basement level, mainly on the west side of the building. Between the timeliness of restoration and continual observation, there will be minimal disruption to students' learning experience.

Initial demolition of the interior walls will take place over four-six days, with plastic walls separating the construction areas and the rest of the building. Plans for fans and filters are in place to prevent mold.

The HSB was closed on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Students in the following programs will resume classes as normal: Biomedical Equipment Technology, Paramedicine, Sonography, and Surgical Technology. Students in the Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Nursing ADN, or Practical Nursing programs should check in their program D2L to learn more about how their classes will be affected. Students in the Nursing Assistant and EMT/EMS classes should receive a notice from their instructors with any possible changes.

Students in classes at and visitors to the HSB should expect some noise as the water damage is taken care of.

Kate Wallace
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