Nebraska gets 'D' on social distancing from data analytics firm

Douglas County gets a 'B'
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Posted at 3:56 PM, Mar 27, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska, Iowa and 18 other states were handed a 'D' or 'F' grade by a data analytics firm attempting to measure how well regions are doing at social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nebraska has seen a 15 percent reduction in average distance traveled, according to the company Unacast. The company specializes in "human mobility data," according to its website.

Iowa has seen a 12 percent reduction.

That's not good enough, Unacast says. They give only regions with a 20 percent or greater reduction a passing 'C' grade.

Omahans fare better than the state overall. Douglas County gets a 'B' for its 33 percent reduction in average distance traveled. Sarpy County gets a 'C' for a 22 percent reduction.

The U.S. gets a 'C' overall for a 27 percent overall reduction in average distance traveled.

The grades can change. It was last updated on Thursday.

You can see more details on their website.