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Restaurants Take Precautions Against Swine Flu

PALM DESERT – Restaurants across the Coachella Valley are taking some steps to keep their clients and employees safe.

David Jimenez manages the Taco Shop in Palm Desert, and, with the recent flu alert around the world, he’s on alert.

“We got to follow the Health Department rules. The owner said to contact him if we feel sick, so he can take action.”

The Riverside County Department of Public Health recommends to follow these tips.

Experts recommend restaurant and business owners to take some basic steps to avoid the Swine Influenza:

First, employees should stay home if they feel sick or have flu-like symptoms. Customers and workers should wash their hands with soap and warm water. Keep business clean. The Swine Influenza virus is killed by cooking temperatures of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information on how to keep from getting the flu, visit Riverside County Department of Health http://www.rivcoph.org.

KESQ News Team

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