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Newman Collection. USVHS Archives.

Gyda, Louise and Florence Newman at the Monrad homestead in 1946.

Many unforeseen changes have unfolded in our local communities since the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced the state's first cases of COVID-19 on March 13. Schools, businesses and churches were closed. Working from home, social distancing, teleconferencing and distance learning became a way of life.

In today's world, preventative measures to protect the masses from the coronavirus are practiced regularly including hand sanitizing, diagnostic testing and contact tracing. No such resources were available during the 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic.

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