The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday in a release that the Rockview DMV will reopen Friday.
The center was closed March 9 due to a “facilities issue,” though officials anticipated about a three-week closure.
The DMV facility closed without warning, prompting questions on social media about why it would shut down.
“Based on recommendations by the HVAC vendor, the HVAC ductwork was cleaned and sanitized and all filters were changed,” said Alexis Campbell, PennDOT community relations coordinator, on Thursday. “Air quality samples were taken and the report indicated that the building was ready to be reopened. The decision was made today to move staff back into Rockview starting tomorrow.”
Warning signs emerged more than a month before the closure when employees said their throats felt dry and sore, prompting PennDOT to investigate the situation. Humidifiers were utilized in the facility, and the carpets and vents were cleaned, Campbell said.
PennDOT received Feb. 21 air quality test results on March 9, and the facility was immediately closed.