Nevada has been the best state at following social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus lockdowns, while Louisiana, Oklahoma and North Carolina are among the worst, according to a new scoreboard.
Unacast, which measures real-world data by tracking cell phone locations, looked at behaviors from the past two months (February 24 to April 26) and compared it to the national baseline.
States were graded A to F on distance traveled (average mobility), non-essential visitations, and the density of human encounters, before being given an average social distancing score.
Nevada was ranked best in the United States at social distancing. It received a B+ grade in data from February to April
Prototype clear acrylic safety shield dividers made by Las Vegas-based Screaming Images are tested at a blackjack table at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino on Wednesday
South Carolina was deemed the worst with an F grade. Sun bathers and walkers visit the 2nd Avenue Pier area of Myrtle Beach on Wednesday
In order to achieve As in distance traveled and non-essential travel, states had to see a 70 per cent decrease but getting the top grade for human encounters required a reduction of at least a 94 percent.
Nevada earned a B+ grade, Vermont and Washington tied for second place with B- grades, and Hawaii, Pennsylvania and New York rounded out the top five with C+.
New York is the worst affected state with over 311,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 23, 796 deaths as of Thursday night.
While the distance traveled dropped somewhere between 50 percent and 77 percent, and non-essential visits reduced by more than 70 percent, people were only able to reduced encounters by less than 40 percent.
New York (C+)
New Jersey (C+)
North Dakota (C)
New Mexico (C)
Arizona (C) South Carolina (F)
North Carolina (D-)
A beachgoer wearing a protective mask walks down Waikiki Beach, with Diamond Head mountain in the background, in Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday
New York state was in the top five. A medical worker wearing a protective masks crosses the road outside of NYU Langone Health hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic on