The office of the Children and Family Services in Bodden Town has been closed for nearly a month due to a mold problem.
Alicia Dixon, director of the Department of Children and Family Services, said management closed the offices within the Bodden Town Civic Centre on July 1 and relocated staff to Commerce House in Dr. Roy’s Drive in George Town.
The acting head of the government’s Facilities Management Department, Troy Whorms, said he would not classify the office as having a serious mold issue at this stage.
He said the problem had been caught and addressed early. “The mold issue is somewhat resolved and I am awaiting the final sample report from the Department of Environmental Health,” he said.
He added that staff from the Children and Family Services Department would not be able to move back into their office, which is located on the ground floor of the Bodden Town Civic Centre, until the final Department of Environmental Health report had been received and it was confirmed that the office was safe for employees to return.
Although three entities occupy the Bodden Town Civic Centre – the Youth Services Unit, Children and Family Services and the Cadet Corps – the mold issue is confined to the Children and Family Services’ office, which accommodates social work staff.