Deep East Texas Isn’t Very Good At Social Distancing
Yes, there is now a website that has the ability to track social distancing. And, at a time when the whole country is supposed to be social distancing, our little corner of East Texas isn't doing very well.
Unacast.com has created what they are calling a "Social Distancing Scoreboard". This scoreboard determines how well communities are doing based on distance traveled by the residents, and they even give the communities a grade on how they're doing.
The United States, as a whole, is doing pretty well, earning a grade (or score) of "A".
Once we narrow that down to the state level, we see that Texas isn't doing too bad. According to Unacast.com, the Lone Star State has earned a grade of "B".
However, once we start to narrow it down further, to the county-level...well, that's when we discover that Deep East Texas isn't doing very hot. Nacogdoches County has earned a grade of "F". That means that - based on the data - people in the county are showing less than a 10% decrease in average distance traveled. Basically, there really isn't any social distancing going on. Angelina County isn't doing too well either, earning a grade of "D". This means that the data is only showing a 10-20% decrease in average distance traveled. It also means that only a few people are social distancing. Not many, though.
The other counties around us aren't doing so hot, either. Polk County has a "D", San Augustine County has a "D", Shelby County has a "D", Jasper County has a "C", and the list goes on.
It looks like we need to get a bit better at social distancing...