It's the end of a long week for several school districts closed due to illnesses.

Even though students aren't roaming the halls, it doesn't mean there hasn't been a lot of work going on behind the scenes.

At Marvin Wright Elementary School in Maury County, it's been a busy couple of days there getting the school ready for students come Monday morning.

For the last 48 hours, cleaning crews have been working diligently to clean and disinfect schools from top to bottom. The district is even offering some helpful info to parents about what they need to do before sending their child back to school.

Maury County Public Schools tweeted a simple reminder... "While school is out, take this time to clean and disinfect all backpacks and items that go back and forth to school.” The tweet included a picture of a school bag going in the washing machine.

The school system also tweeted nearly a dozen photos of cleaning crews disinfecting water fountains - stairwells, sinks, desks and door handles.

The cleaning service uses an “electrostatic fogging spray” - which they say makes for a more powerful disinfection.

Maury County Schools are also taking steps to inform parents on what they need to do, before sending their kids back to school.

On Facebook, they posted a link to the “Top 10 things to clean after the flu and other illnesses." For the complete link, click here.

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Edward Burch joined News4 at a reporter in December 2016. Edward currently covers growth stories in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

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