UCA Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

University of Central Arkansas officials will be taking additional measures to ensure that Burdick Hall is safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Officials announced Friday there will be additional testing following an incident in Burdick Hall. The building was evacuated Thursday morning after several students reported feeling ill. The building’s air system was inspected. Results from testing by the Conway Fire Department and the Environmental Enterprise Group showed oxygen levels at normal ranges.

Carbon monoxide detectors and oxygen level meters will be installed in the building next week. Officials will also seek an additional test from an independent company specializing in environmental concerns.

Classes scheduled in Burdick Hall will be held in other locations while the building is being tested.

“We want to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and that is why we are taking these additional steps,” said UCA President Tom Courtway.