March 23, 2020

How Has Your State Reacted to Social Distancing?

The coronavirus pandemic has ground America to a halt from coast to coast. But not all states have reacted the same way or to the same degree, despite warnings from health experts that drastic measures are needed to slow the spread.

The impact of social distancing and work-from-home measures has been captured using data on smartphone movements, an analysis of which was provided to the Times Opinion section by Descartes Labs, a geospatial analysis company.

The data shows how states hit hard by the virus, like New York, California and Washington, have seen travel plummet. But other states with fewer confirmed infections have seen smaller declines, presenting challenges for controlling the spread of the virus. Read rest here.