Grand Junction businesses coping with flu

Many firms rely on wits to stay open

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Greg Freeman, owner of Freeman’s Barber Stop, washes his hands after cutting a client’s hair at his barber shop, 1121 North Ave. Freeman said he’s taken to washing his hands 20 to 30 times a day since the swine has appeared in the area. “The last thing I want to do is wear a mask,” he said.



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Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Greg Freeman, owner of Freeman’s Barber Stop, washes his hands after cutting a client’s hair at his barber shop, 1121 North Ave. Freeman said he’s taken to washing his hands 20 to 30 times a day since the swine has appeared in the area. “The last thing I want to do is wear a mask,” he said.

When Nisley Elementary School was closed earlier this month because of an outbreak of the H1N1 virus, about 40 percent of its 436 students were ill, but only nine of its 64 staff members, 14…




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