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Tucson business prepares for flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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TUCSON (KVOA) - Flu season is around the corner and the COVID-19 pandemic is still on America's heels. Businesses around Southern Arizona say they are playing it safe.

Cleaning and sterilizing is a common practice now. Restaurants across Tucson are doing everything they can to stay open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adding in flu season could be troubling, according to the CDC.

The CDC said in 2019, the flu killed nearly 62,000 Americans.

Daniel Scordato is the owner of Vivaci Restaurant in Tucson. He told News 4 Tucson, he wants to make sure his business is prepared. On Sunday, a new Tucson based cleaning company came to his restaurant. The company tested high trafficked surfaces.

"I feel like it's going to be something long term for everything, for flu, for COVID, for all germs," Scordato said.

The company sprayed an FDA approved and eco-friendly chemical that is supposed to last 90 days and comat the coronavirus and pathogens.

According to the CDC, the flu germ can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. Scordato said he wants to do as much as he can to keep his customers safe and the lights on.

For more information on the best cleaning practices, head to the CDC's website.

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Austin Walker

Austin is a Reporter at KVOA News 4 Tucson. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in May of 2020.

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