2021 saw life resuming back to normal since the pandemic started. Social distancing was low when American's started going out more and interactions started rising since Jan 2021. However, we see an impact on interactions and the rise of social distancing since July 2021. The map below compares the average interactions in the U.S counties in the past 2 weeks.
Change in Social Distancing
Each state has responded to the social distancing protocol differently. These line charts below present the trends of person to person contact across each state over the past 8 weeks. These trends are categorized into three groups- 1) states with no significant change [variation of less than +/- 3%], 2) states with an upward trend of interactions and 3) states with a downward trend.
Decrease In Social Distancing
States that are social distancing the least leading to an increase in interactions
Increase in Social Distancing
States that are social distancing the most leading to a decrease in interactions