DuBois, PA – Lab tests returned yesterday for mold testing at the DuBois High School, but the building will remain closed today. Mountain Research, LLC indicated that at least three of the rooms were cleared.
Serv-Pro is continuing with the final stages of the remediation process.
As part of this remediation, a vapor barrier is being installed in a crawl space beneath the first floor in one area of the school.
Once the vapor barrier is completely installed, Serv-Pro will treat the area with an anti-microbial agent.
Follow up tests will then be conducted by Mountain Research.
Again, the high school remains closed on Wednesday. It had been shut down because of mold concerns since last Thursday.
District officials say that they’re playing it safe and don’t want to put any students at risk of being exposed to mold.
The school district says the mold was mainly caused by the high humidity that has been affecting our area, which was made worse by the large amount of rain we’ve had recently.
The closure only affects students who would usually be in the DuBois Area High School building.
It does not affect the elementary or middle school, and students taking classes at Jeff Tech or Penn State are still expected to attend on those campuses as usual.
We’ll be keeping you updated, and the DuBois Area School District website will continue to share how the cleaning process is going.