Oxnard Heritage Square | COVID not the first epidemic to hit town

History Repeating Itself: In 1918 the world wide flu epidemic hit Oxnard. Over 200 cases were recorded here in one day. On another day, 80 cases were reported from the Sugar Beet Factory on that day alone.

All public gathering places were closed: schools, churches, the Opera house, saloons and pool halls. This was strictly enforced by the police. There was nothing doctors could do. The hospital was overflowing. After six weeks, only schools and churches were allowed to reopen. 

We are smarter and stronger today folks. We want all Oxnardians to make it through this. Please follow the instructions being provided by your community leaders. #OxnardStrong #805Strong

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5 Responses to Oxnard Heritage Square | COVID not the first epidemic to hit town

  1. steve March 29, 2020 at 7:56 am

    I guess not. TorT began in the 1920s

  2. Steve March 29, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Dated October 31. Were they warning the trick or treaters to stay home to?

  3. Michelle March 26, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Or call 211

  4. Dianapaula Rodriguez March 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Yes I like to find out where there helping the homeless with motel vouchers please get back to me asap thankyou

    • Citizen Reporter March 26, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      Are you in Oxnard? If so, call Oxnard Housing Dept- Emilio Ramirez


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