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Prepare your business for the H1N1 virus

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KENNEWICK - Business news tonight. Business owners and managers from around the Tri-Cities met today to learn how to deal with emergency situations like the H1N1 virus.

Dick Walter works for the Association of Washington Business and spoke about the importance of creating an emergency flu plan for any small business.

Walter hopes the people he talked to today will understand how serious H1N1 is, and how to survive as a business with employees missing work.

"I want them to walk away with two things. One is the awareness of what the issue is relative to H1N1. Secondly how they should respond to that because it's an emergency just like any other emergency."

People at the lecture also learned how to create more flexible sick leave schedules and how important it is to stay home when you're sick.