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Cellular data shows which Bay Area counties are following stay-at-home orders


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 30: The beach at Crissy Field is nearly empty on March 30, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties have announced plans to extend the shelter in place order until May 1. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (KRON) — According to a recent study by Unacast, California received an “A” for social distancing. Among other counties throughout the state, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties also received an “A”.

Through GPS cellular data Unacast created a RealWorldGraph to show how people throughout the country are moving amid social distancing and sheltering-in-place orders.

The website produced an interactive map of the country, grading each state from “A” to “F” based on the average distance traveled.

App users click here to view interactive map


California saw a 40 percent decrease in average distance traveled receiving an “A”. As a whole, California residents have followed social distancing orders according to the study.

Courtesy: Unacast

According to the study, most Bay Area counties received an “A”.

The following counties saw a decrease in average timed traveled by 65 percent or lower:

Alameda with a 51 percent decrease.

Contra Costa with a 48 percent decrease.

Marin with a 56 percent decrease.

Napa with a 54 percent decrease.

San Francisco with a 65 percent decrease.

San Mateo with a 63 percent decrease.

Santa Clara with a 61 percent decrease.

Sonoma with a 41 percent decrease.

Solano saw a 37 percent decrease earning a “B”.

Unacast’s social distancing grading scale:
• A: >40% decrease
• B: 30-40% decrease
• C: 20-30% decrease
• D: 10-20% decrease
• F: <10% decrease or increase.

The United States received a “B” with a decrease of 32 percent of average distance traveled.

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