FR: MENDOCINO COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Ukiah, California… June 7, 2016
Temporary Museum Closure
At the request of the Museum Director, the Mendocino County Executive Office, Risk Management division, hired an industrial hygienist to investigate claims of possible mold intrusion at the Mendocino County Museum facility in Willits. On June 7, 2016 testing conducted during the investigation confirmed the presence of sporadic mold intrusion in some portions of the Museum. Although the intrusion is largely limited to the ducting system and not the ambient air, the County has requested that the entire Museum be closed to the public as a precaution. It is anticipated that some portions of the Museum may be reopened outside of the affected area and will be able to resume normal services in a very short period of time.
During this temporary closure, all scheduled on-site Museum activities will be postponed until a reopen date has been established. All activities occurring off Museum property will continue as previously scheduled. For any questions regarding rescheduling an event or activity, please do not hesitate to contact Alison Glassey, Museum Director at 707-459-2736.
Preliminary remediation work is anticipated to begin as early as tomorrow, June 8, 2016 and every effort will be made to reopen the Museum in a timely manner. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Alan Flora, Assistant Chief Executive Officer at 707-463-4441.