Springdale School District Takes Extra Cleaning Measures Amid Mumps Outbreak

Springdale Public School Bus

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Springdale School District has been stepping up their cleaning process in response to an outbreak of mumps this week.

As a precautionary step, workers are deep cleaning each of the buildings and school buses every night, said Rick Shaeffer, Springdale School District director of communications. The buses normally do not get a nightly deep cleaning, but the district didn’t want to take any chances.

Shaeffer added that although students and staff members with symptoms of the mumps have been found at 14 different Springdale schools, all of the schools in the district are being deep cleaned each night.

Additionally, the schools and buses will be thoroughly sanitized over the three-day weekend for Labor Day.

“What they are doing is using an extra Lysol disinfectant to go over the building, particularly anywhere where the students would touch the area,” said Shaeffer. “It is just an extra precaution.”