Measuring voluntary social distancing behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic

  title={Measuring voluntary social distancing behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic},
  author={Y. Yan and Amyn Abdul Malik and Jude Bayham and Eli P. Fenichel and Chandra Couzens and Saad B. Omer},
Staying home is an important part of the effort to contain COVID-19 and limit deaths. Every state in the United States has enacted policies to encourage distancing and staying home. An important question is how these policies interact with individuals voluntary responses to COVID-19 cases and deaths. We find evidence of a non-trivial voluntary response to local and nationally reported COVID-19 cases and deaths. 
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