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Hopkins County Scores Second Lowest Score in East Texas On “Social Distancing Scoreboard”

by Front Porch News-Blake Weir

 

 

Hopkins County scored a D grade for social distancing according to the ‘Social Distancing Scoreboard’ developed by Unacast. It is based on GPS location data and was created to measure and understand the efficacy of social distancing initiatives at the local level. 

The results are calculated by monitoring “tens of millions of anonymous mobile phones and their interactions with each other each day”, according to the company.

Hopkins County scored a D because Unacast measured a 12% decrease in travel in the area. Hopkins scored the second lowest score in East Texas. Franklin County scored the worst with a 0% change in travel. 

An decrease greater than 40% is an A grade, 30-40% is a B, 20-30% is a C, 10-20% is a D, and under 10% is a F.

You can see reports from across the state of Texas here.

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