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Hundreds sleeping in hotels following mold issues at University of Maryland

Posted: 11:30 AM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 16:57:33Z

Some students at the University of Maryland who should be living in dormitories are sleeping in hotels instead.

This comes after mold was found in the Elkton Hall Dormitory on campus, impacting more than 550 students. The school is apologizing for the issue, which it says has gotten worse because of recent rain and humidity.

The school has hired mold removal contractors, installed commercial dehumidifiers, and cleaned surfaces and furniture. Some dorms may also be getting new furniture. 

Some of the students should be back in the dorms by Wednesday, while others may have to wait more than two weeks.