A measure of social distancing derived from Twitter
Above graph shows the difference in the average movement in a given week before and after the social
distancing guidelines due to COVID-19. We show the change for the United States in average as well as
areas with the highest and the lowest percentage of reduction.
We are monitoring public Tweets to gather geolocation data of users to see how people are
socially distancing after the March 16th guidelines announced nationally by the White House.
On average, there is a 54.97% reduction in movement within the United States, sampled by
Tweets from public Twitter users.
By tracking geolocation data, we can find which state, city, or region within the US is
following the guidelines and reducing travel the most and how that could locally link to reduction or
surges of COVID-19.