Arlington Heights school cleaned after report of possible mumps case

  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com, June 2012Families in Arlington Heights School District 25 were informed Friday of a possible case of mumps at South Middle School in Arlington Heights.

    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com, June 2012Families in Arlington Heights School District 25 were informed Friday of a possible case of mumps at South Middle School in Arlington Heights.

 
 
Updated 3/4/2017 3:51 PM

Maintenance workers subjected South Middle School in Arlington Heights to a thorough cleaning Friday after reports that a student may have contracted mumps.

Workers cleaned all hard surfaces, including classrooms, restrooms and all "common touch areas" with a hospital-grade cleaner that kills the mumps virus on hard surfaces, said Adam Harris, communications coordinator for Arlington Heights School District 25.

 

In a letter sent Friday, Superintendent Lori Bein informed parents of a possible case of mumps at the school that serves about 850 sixth- through eighth-grade students. Bein indicated the district will remain in contact with the Cook County Department of Health and report to parents if any confirmed cases arise.

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