Here’s the link to obtain country or individual state reports of trends in people’s movements as tracked by Google. I don’t find the information all that interesting except in a “yep, there’s social distancing happening here” way, but it’d be more useful if we had baselines from which to measure. For instance, is there some critical threshold of decline in visiting workplaces or retail stores that epidemiologists might use as a benchmark to say, “This state is going to see a meaningful decline in its COVID-19 rates for sure”? I don’t know.
The report for the U.S. as a whole shows sharp declines in visits to retail/recreation spaces and transit hubs, a 38 percent decline in visits to workplaces, and more modest declines in visits to grocery stories/pharmacies and parks, as you might expect. People are staying away from heavily trafficked places. But we’d already surmised that from the decline in fever rates in nearly every county in America on the Kinsa “health weather” map.
Want to compare key counties in different states? Here’s Brooklyn, one of the country’s hottest hot spots.