Like today, many cities imposed curfews and quarantines, banned public gatherings, and closed schools, libraries, and churches.
The 1918 influenza was devastating. Doctors, nurses, and public services were already strained due to the war effort. While doctors were able to identify the presence of a new illness, there were no contemporary medical treatments to cure the infection. However, healthcare workers understood how the virus spread and sanitization and prevention were emphasized.
Placer Herald November 16, 1918