CHARLOTTE, NC — When it comes to socially distancing in order to slow the spread of novel coronavirus, North Carolinians have a lot of work to do, according to a social distancing scoreboard developed to grade state and county efforts.
The new interactive tool was developed and launched in late March by Unacast, a New York City and Norway-based company that analyzes human mobility data.
According to Unacast’s Social Distancing Scoreboard, North Carolina received an overall grade of F, a dramatic downturn from the B grade it received in late March.
The scoreboard also says there is less than a 25 percent decrease in average mobility, a less that 55 percent reduction in non-essential visits and a less than 40 percent decrease in encounters density compared to the national baseline since the coronavirus outbreak was first confirmed in the United States.
When the new coronavirus hit the United States, Unacast