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.