"We've got the custodians daily wiping things down, using the disinfectant and just trying to take every precaution. As more and more students continued to be absent, we needed the break to let us have some clean breathing room, let the students get well and let the students take some extra precautions," said Holt.
With almost a sixth of the student body out on Wednesday, the Eureka Springs school district closed its doors for the rest of the week. To prevent further infection, custodians are cleaning every classroom.
"We plan to start school on Monday morning. Custodians in every building are doing some extra cleaning. We have taken lots of precautions leading up to this: Wipes in every room, teachers, wiping down desks daily, hand sanitizers, disinfectants. We've done desk wiping, door handle wiping, table wiping," said Holt.
Scrubbing the school, from head to toe, all in hopes of resuming classes Monday.