Phone data reveals if states have mastered social distancing: Nevada, Vermont and Hawaii are best - while South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are worst

Nevada has been the best state at following social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus lockdowns, while Louisiana, Oklahoma and North Carolina are among the worst, according to a new scoreboard. 
Unacast, which measures real-world data by tracking cell phone locations, looked at behaviors from the past two months (February 24 to April 26) and compared it to the national baseline.
States were graded A to F on distance traveled (average mobility), non-essential visitations, and the density of human encounters, before being given an average social distancing score.  
Nevada was ranked best in the United States at social distancing. It received a B+ grade in data from February to April
Nevada was ranked best in the United States at social distancing. It received a B+ grade in data from February to April
Prototype clear acrylic safety shield dividers made by Las Vegas-based Screaming Images are tested at a blackjack table at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino on Wednesday
Prototype clear acrylic safety shield dividers made by Las Vegas-based Screaming Images are tested at a blackjack table at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino on Wednesday
South Carolina was deemed the worst with an F grade. Sun bathers and walkers visit the 2nd Avenue Pier area of Myrtle Beach on Wednesday
South Carolina was deemed the worst with an F grade. Sun bathers and walkers visit the 2nd Avenue Pier area of Myrtle Beach on Wednesday
In order to achieve As in distance traveled and non-essential travel, states had to see a 70 per cent decrease but getting the top grade for human encounters required a reduction of at least a 94 percent.
Nevada earned a B+ grade, Vermont and Washington tied for second place with B- grades, and Hawaii, Pennsylvania and New York rounded out the top five with C+.
New York is the worst affected state with over 311,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 23,796 deaths as of Thursday night.
While the distance traveled dropped somewhere between 50 percent and 77 percent, and non-essential visits reduced by more than 70 percent, people were only able to reduced encounters by less than 40 percent.
STATES GRADED BY SOCIAL DISTANCING SUCCESS 
10 BEST10 WORST
Nevada (B+)
Vermont (B-)
Hawaii (C+)
Pennsylvania (C+)
New York (C+)
New Jersey (C+)
North Dakota (C)
New Mexico (C)
Maine (C)
Arizona (C)
South Carolina (F)
Georgia (D-)
North Carolina (D-)
Tennessee (D-)
Ohio (D-)
Alabama (D-)
Louisiana (D-)
Arkansas (D-)
Missouri (D-)
Oklahoma (D-)
A beachgoer wearing a protective mask walks down Waikiki Beach, with Diamond Head mountain in the background, in Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday
A beachgoer wearing a protective mask walks down Waikiki Beach, with Diamond Head mountain in the background, in Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday
New York state was in the top five. A medical worker wearing a protective masks crosses the road outside of NYU Langone Health hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday
New York state was in the top five. A medical worker wearing a protective masks crosses the road outside of NYU Langone Health hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday
Nevada by comparison had over 5,000 cases and 243 deaths. Las Vegas Mayor recently said she wants to see people back in casinos despite the guidelines put in place to protect Americans.
South Carolina was deemed the worst with an F grade.
Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Mississippi were also disappointing with a D- grade.
Many of the states – such as Missouri, South Carolina and North Carolina, have seen protests recently as Americans demand for the lockdowns to be lifted, claiming it's a breach of their human rights.
Georgia has already begun to reopen businesses. 
Tennessee was one of the first states to reopen restaurants after the onset of the coronavirus. Restaurants are allowed to open at 50% capacity and maintain social distancing.
The United States as a whole scored C-. Looking at data for April 12 there was a 40-55 percent reduction in mobility, a 50-60 percent drop in non-essential visits, and 70-82 decrease in human encounters.
A waitress wearing rubber gloves and a mask is seen taking orders for patrons at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant on April 27 in Franklin, Tennessee. Tennessee is one of the first states to reopen restaurants after the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Restaurants are allowed to open at 50% capacity and maintain social distancing
A waitress wearing rubber gloves and a mask is seen taking orders for patrons at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant on April 27 in Franklin, Tennessee. Tennessee is one of the first states to reopen restaurants after the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Restaurants are allowed to open at 50% capacity and maintain social distancing
Protesters from a grassroots organization called REOPEN NC gather for pressure North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to reopen the State in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday
Protesters from a grassroots organization called REOPEN NC gather for pressure North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to reopen the State in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday
Ohio, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Mississippi (pictured on Thursday) were also disappointing with a D- grade
Ohio, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Mississippi (pictured on Thursday) were also disappointing with a D- grade
Phone data reveals if states have mastered social distancing: Nevada, Vermont and Hawaii are best - while South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are worst Phone data reveals if states have mastered social distancing: Nevada, Vermont and Hawaii are best - while South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are worst Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 02:02 Rating: 5

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