Where People Are Staying Home

New data visualizations show how stay-at-home orders impact travel

Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog
1 min readApr 2, 2020

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If there’s not a stay-at-home order… people won’t stay at home. The New York Times published stunning data visualizations today showing how stay-at-home orders have impacted travel. States that put in place such orders have experienced substantial declines. While travel has dropped across the country, it’s much higher in states that haven’t put orders in place (like Florida, which only issued an order on Wednesday).

As we pointed out yesterday, there are a few states left that haven’t made these calls in at least part of their states. Governors have made the argument that their guidance is “equivalent” to stay-at-home orders. The new data suggests it’s not.

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Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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