Patients and staff inside the Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic had a brief scare Friday morning.
Parts of the building had to be evacuated around 9 a.m. as people inside complained of harsh fumes and nausea.
It turns out workers at a church nearby were sealing the driveway with chemicals and the fumes ended up blowing right into the building.
Kaiser Permanente officials closed the entire building by 10:30 a.m. because its air conditioning system had to be shut down.
Patients who missed their appointments will have to reschedule them according to Kaiser Permanente.
The clinic will re-open Saturday morning.
According to a Kaiser Permanente spokesperson, church officials apologized for the inconvenience and decided to halt the drive-way project.
They will seal the driveway when the clinic is closed.