Pittsburgh Area Gets An 'A' For Social Distancing During Outbreak

Travel distance is down 50 percent compared to the end of February.

Joe DeStio
March 26, 2020 - 12:44 pm
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(Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pittsburgh area gets an "A" grade when it comes to limiting travel during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The Unacast Social Distancing Scoreboard is based on data tracking people's cell phones.

 For Allegheny County the average travel distance is down 50 percent compared to the end of February.

Pennsylvania shows a 42 percent decrease.

Governor Tom Wolf referenced the data on Wednesday and thanks all Pennsylvanians for doing their part.

Social Distancing is recommended to help slow the spread of COVID-19 so health care systems are not overwhelmed all at once.  

Unacast tracks cell phone movement for marketing, tourism, and other industries.​

Nationwide, data shows a drop of 40 percent.

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