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Michigan gets an 'A' for social distancing, scoreboard says

Michigan gets an 'A' for social distancing, scoreboard says
Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:43:04-04

Michiganders are getting a good grade for social distancing, according to data and analytics firm Unacast.

Using location data, Unacast's Social Distancing Scoreboard is designed to measure the effect of social distancing initiatives at the local level.

"We also believe it will not only help make sense of what’s happening now, but unearth trends that will help project scenarios in the short- and mid-term future," Unacast said on its website.

Michigan's social distancing received an "A." It received a good grade due to an approximate 45 percent change in average distance traveled.

The top five Michigan counties, per the scoreboard, are Luce, Livingston, Oakland, Kalamazoo and Ingham. The bottom five are Alcona, Iron, Presque Isle, Mackinac and Houghton.

Oakland County had a 53 percent decrease in distance traveled, while Macomb County had 51 percent and Wayne County had 44 percent.

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