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March 29, 2021

Evaluating the Effects of Shelter-in-Place Policies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A study of shelter-in-place (SIP) policies during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic (February 24 – May 30, 2020) in the US did not find the SIP policies impacted disease spread or deaths, but did impact mobility and unemployment. The authors note that SIP policies may not have made meaningfully impacts on behaviors beyond…

November 30, 2020

Quantifying Human Mobility Behaviour Changes during the COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States

A study assessing human mobility changes in the US from February to May indicated that government orders and the severity of local SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks significantly contributed to the strength of social distancing in the United States. The study used an integrated dataset of mobile device location data and constructed a Social Distancing Index to evaluate…

November 4, 2020

Avoiding versus Contracting COVID-19 On the Effectiveness of Social Distancing at the Level of the Individual

[Preprint, not peer-reviewed] A participant’s behavior during behavioral simulation of social distancing behaviors was associated with the risk of subsequently contracting COVID-19, whereas self-report of these behaviors was not. Results from a survey among 2,120 US residents determined that an individual’s performance in a simulator intended to assess physical positioning was associated with lower risk…