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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.

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

 

 







 

Contact Chronicle reporter Michael D. Bates at 352-563-3205 or mbates@chronicleonline.com.

(8) comments

MichaelBurke

Miami, Dade, Broward County etc received an A, isn't that where the most virus cases are from? Hmm.

crizor

So, if you leave your phone at home, it would appear that you were staying home? How can the top 5 in our state have the most virus cases and steadily climbing? Makes no sense.

pirate56

More concerned about the fact they traced all our cell phones.....

MichaelBurke

Yep

StaciH

We are NOT practicing social distancing - when in public. Out of the 100 shoppers I see at WM, one is wearing a mask and/or gloves.

scoffin

Are you counting those of us who order online from WM and have the groceries brought out to our cars?

JohnQ

So your research. Gloves and masks have nothing to do with this. Physical distance and sanitation are the key.

MikeBond

Everyone should practice social distancing until we can get ahead on testing.

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