MI gets an 'A' for social distancing, scoreboard says

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The District of Columbia, Alaska and Nevada have cut travel the most, according to the data.

Overall, the US also received a B, with Americans traveling, on average, a distance of nearly 40 percent less than during a normal time period. Check out the Social Distancing Scoreboard interactive map. Each state and county is given a letter grade.

As public health officials urge communities to practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, how seriously are communities following state and local governments' stay-at-home orders?

A technology company has crunched the numbers and says Winneshiek County is the highest in Iowa in terms of negative change of cell phone mobility since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

As a responsible adult in the midst of the pandemic, you've been doing your part and socially distancing like the experts recommend. As of Tuesday, Ohio reported 704 positive cases of coronavirus, 182 hospitalizations (75 people in ICU) and 10 deaths. Those counties still have no confirmed cases. Boone and Lee Counties both received a "C" for a 29 and 33% drop in distance traveled. Those places all saw a 50 to 60 percent decrease in average distance traveled. An "A" grade means Ohioans have decreased our total distance travelled by over 40%. Thus, "using the change in distance traveled from pre-COVID-19 days as a proxy", they are assessing the extent to which social distancing is occurring. And, while you do, keep in mind that an untold number of companies just like Unacast are busy analyzing your every move - either for the sake of public health, or their bottom line.

OK, OK, but how did Unacast get this data exactly?

Unacast's location data comes from games, shopping and utility apps that tens of millions of Americans have installed on mobile devices. Yes, companies have your data.

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