Nevada, Vermont and Hawaii are best at following lockdown rules, says 'social ...

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

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

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

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.

STATES GRADED BY SOCIAL DISTANCING SUCCESS  10 BEST 10 WORST Nevada (B+)
Vermont (B-)
Hawaii (C+)
Pennsylvania (C+)
New York (C+)
New Jersey (C+)
North Dakota (C)
New Mexico (C)
Maine (C)
Arizona (C) South Carolina (F)
Georgia (D-)
North Carolina (D-)
Tennessee (D-)
Ohio (D-)
Alabama (D-)
Louisiana (D-)
Arkansas (D-)
Missouri (D-)
Oklahoma (D-)

A beachgoer wearing a protective mask walks down Waikiki Beach, with Diamond Head mountain in the background, in Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday

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 Thursday

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

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