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Businesses take precautions against spreading the flu

by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) We can all do a part to help prevent the spread of the flu, and many businesses are also taking precautions to help keep employees and patrons healthy.

Cedar Valley Eye Care in Waterloo removed magazines and children's toys from the waiting room and patient rooms during the flu season to hopefully prevent the spread of germs.

"Parents appreciate not having the toys there because they don't really want their children to be playing with them. This way they're not there as a temptation," said Dr. Daniel Miller with Cedar Valley Eye Care.

Besides going without magazines and toys, Cedar Valley Eye Care also has hand sanitizer available and wants patients with flu-like symptoms to wear masks. With the seasonal flu and H1N1, Dr. Daniel Miller said cedar valley Eye Care just wants to do its part in at least limiting the spread of the flu.

"This season we're doing a little more than normal," said Miller.

The Pizza Ranch in Waverly is also doing more than normal to stay healthy. Hand sanitizer is readily available for customers and employees are washing their hands more.

"I would say the average person washes their hands 20 to 30 times per shift," said Operations Partner Len Jentz.

Jentz said The Pizza Ranch works to be healthy and sanitary everyday, but there's extra reason to be cautious this time of year.

"As far as our buffet all of the trays and the utensils every time we put out a new pizza we're using brand new clean utensils so there is no possibility of cross contamination of any sort," said Jentz.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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