Public health department orders closure of two Tarrant High School blocks
Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer
The Public Health Department has ordered the closure of two classroom blocks at the Tarrant High School in Kingston.
The decision was made following a visit by the health department’s inspection team this morning.
The South East Regional Health Authority has refused to disclose the nature of the health hazard.
During a visit to the institution last month, a Gleaner news team reportedly noticed what appeared to be mold in the ceiling of the grade-11 block, which has been leaking for some time.
In confirming the development, Director of Corporate Communications in the Education Ministry, Byron Buckley, said affected students have been relocated to a safer area.
Buckley says the Education Ministry is finalising procurement arrangements to have the affected areas urgently repaired.
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