One data company has given Marion County residents an F for social distancing.
Unacast, a New York-based data company, has published a dashboard using mobile data to gauge local, statewide and national foot traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also provides grades for each based upon how traffic has changed since the coronavirus was introduced to the United States in February.
The company created the scoreboard to raise awareness of social distancing responses and to empower public health experts, policymakers, academics, community leaders and businesses in retail and real estate to measure and understand the efficacy of social distancing initiatives at the local level.
According to the World Health Organization and the CDC, social distancing is currently the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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