When it comes to observing social distancing skills, Citrus County gets a B for effort.
So says a report issued by Unacast, which shows how every county in the nation is doing when it comes to keeping a safe distance — generally defined as 6 feet — from others to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
Interestingly, the top five counties are all in Alaska. The worst are spread out from Nevada to Colorado.
Wyoming got an ‘F’ grade, the worst of any state, while several states got As. Florida got a B, with about 39% less traveling.
Unacast is a human mobility data company with its American headquarters in New York. The company arrived at the data using a variety of tracking methods, mostly through a person’s smart phone locations.
Specifically, Unacast found that people in Citrus County are traveling on average 33% less.
The top five counties in Florida, all receiving As, were Orange, Broward, Miami-Dade, Osceola and Palm Beach. The worst five, all with Fs, were Gadsden, Columbia, Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton counties.
Unacast CEO Thomas Walle said the scorecard was done “to help raise awareness of and reinforce the importance of social distancing.”
Walle said it is hoped this tool will “provide high-quality insights to public agencies, health care organizations, local governments and businesses to enable them to learn and act in the best interest of at-risk populations and the general public.”
To view the scorecard, visit https://www.unacast.com/covid19/social-distancing-scoreboard