GA public health office to reopen after mold issue

PEARSON, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia public health building is expected to reopen soon after concerns over mold and mildew prompted its closure in August.

Morris News Service reports ( ) the Atkinson County Health Department’s building outside Pearson is scheduled to reopen next week.

Spokeswoman for the health district, Jackie Woodard, says county commissioners have told employees they can move back into the building and County Commission Chairman Terry Morris told the newspaper he couldn’t release details on what was done to improve the building’s conditions until next week.

Morris has said standing water beneath the building likely caused a buildup of moisture that led to mold and mildew buildup.

Pearson is about 45 miles northeast of Valdosta. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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