Chemical Odor Reported at Baltimore City Health Department Druid Health Clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Mona Rock: Office: (443) 984-2623, Cell: (410) 375-7763
Perry Meyers: Office: (410) 545-0823, Cell: (667) 216-0723

BALTIMORE, MD (September 20, 2016) – This afternoon, Baltimore City Health Department's Druid Health Clinic reported a chemical-based odor emanating from an unknown substance in the second floor lab. 

At approximately 3:30 p.m., health officials immediately closed down the area. Staff and patients vacated the second floor of the building. Staff contacted emergency personnel and a hazardous materials crew was dispatched to investigate. 

Out of an abundance of caution, one staff member was transported for precautionary medical attention. No other staff or patients were affected.

Both the first floor of Druid Health Clinic and the STD clinic on the second floor will resume normal operations tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21.

No hazardous materials were found as a result of the investigation.

For more information, please contact the Baltimore City Fire Department at (410) 396-5680.

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