Social distancing data by state and industry, updated weekly.
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The Openpath Social Distancing Index (SDI) is based on our real time reporting. The graphs below depict consumer access control usage beginning the week of February 24th, 2020*, when all states were operating at 100%.
Openpath’s cloud managed platform illustrates anonymized, national building access logs, by state and by industry, indicating how the nation reacts to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing protocol. As government administrations begin relaxing stay-at-home orders, which states and industries are beginning to normalize and at what rate?
The data included in this analysis is proprietary to Openpath Security, Inc and was derived from Openpath’s technology platform. All customer data has been anonymized and is presented strictly for informational purposes. No information is shared or sold to third party vendors. The analyses are based on records logged as part of the normal operations of Openpath's physical access control system and services, of approximately 5 million unlocks from over 1600 unique organizations, ongoing as of 2/24/2020*, and distributed nationally across 44 states (all except Alaska, Hawaii, West Virginia, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wyoming) and Washington, D.C. We are continuously increasing our data pool to provide a deeper picture across the US, which will be reflected in updated percentage ratios.
Data is updated every Monday with the previous week's results. We will continue to share this information as long as it helps inform decision makers and individuals on the impact of social distancing and COVID-19 workplace safety guidelines.
This social distancing index data offers insights on the entry activity levels across the US, and how usage differs by state and industry through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the CDC and other health authorities, social distancing is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our social distancing index illustrates the trends and patterns associated with workplace and facility access, which gives a unique snapshot of the return-to-work landscape during this crisis.
When comparing social distancing data by state, you can choose to view the entry activity in a few different ways. By comparing your state’s entry activity to the US social distancing data national average, you can see if state ordinances regarding returning to work and reopening businesses are more or less effective. For multi-site enterprises, you can also choose to view only the social distancing data by states you operate in. In addition, viewing the social distancing data by state over time allows you to notice trends in entry activity that correlate to government regulations regarding returning to work.
Our social distancing index also shows how closure orders and occupancy rates are affecting different industries across the country. Over time, you can see how the social distancing data for specific industries correlates with government and state recommendations for temporarily ceasing operations, versus when they are allowed to return to work. You can also notice certain trends in entry activity level for states with a heavier percentage of operations in one particular industry. For example, you can view social distancing data by state for Washington D.C. and compare that to the social distancing data for government facilities.
While the social distancing index is purely informational, the key takeaways from this interactive data empower businesses to compare, understand, and establish strategies for returning to work in the new normal.
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