Florida scores an ‘F’ in social distancing
ORLANDO, Fla. — According to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing is currently the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19.
But Florida isn’t doing so well with that, according to new research.
Unacast has given Florida an ‘F.’
At the beginning of April, Florida had 40 – 55% reduction in average mobility based on distance traveled. As of May 5, data shows that Floridians have decreased their travel by 25 – 40%.
In Orange County, where the curfew was lifted on Monday, the score is a C.
Governor Ron DeSantis initiated Phase 1 of his reopening plan last week to try and get the economy back on track.
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health announced there have been 41,923 cases of COVID-19 in the state, resulting in a death toll of 1,779. That is an additional 941 cases and 44 deaths since Monday morning.