MI received a top score in social distancing from a project that is using phone Global Positioning System data to track mobility amid calls for isolation to slow the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Unacast.com has created a "Social Distancing Scoreboard" to help showcase which parts of the USA are doing social distancing right, and which ones aren't. You're killing the social distancing game, according to your phone data. The grades rely on cellphone movements.
The "A" grade comes from a 40% change in average distance traveled in IL.
Cuyahoga County decreased distance traveled by 45%, while surrounding counties Geauga (52%), Lake (41%) and Summit (48%) are also receiving "A" grades.
The company has statistics for every state in the country and every county in Iowa. At the time of the data collection, the state had 474 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The top five MI counties, per the scoreboard, are Luce, Livingston, Oakland, Kalamazoo and Ingham. The state as a whole was reporting 912 positive cases. Archuleta County, which reported zero cases as of Tuesday, scored an A, with residents changing their average distance traveled by 75%. In Oakland County, where there were 229 confirmed cases as of March 21, travel had declined by 53 percent. Boone and Lee Counties both received a "C" for a 29 and 33% drop in distance traveled. Winnebago County received a "B" for a 38% drop in distance traveled.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a stay-at-home order and closed non-essential businesses Monday afternoon, two days after the Unacast data was compiled. Four new cases were reported in San Juan County, bringing the county's total to seven. This grade comes from location data and analytics firm Unacast. Data is continuously rolling in to the company, and the numbers are changing throughout the day.