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When can we ease social-distancing?

black-and-white photos of people, each put in an individual yellow circle on a dark blue background
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Apr 13 2020
Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students

Americans nationwide now have a chance to help government officials decide when to ease social-distancing policies by completing a survey on a new website that compiles information about if and when their counties implemented local shelter-in-place measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The website,, is part of a research collaboration that aims to provide accurate, county-level data to epidemiologists who will advise federal agencies — and, ultimately, state and local officials — when to start letting different communities resume daily activities again.

Research team member Mitchell Gordon is a 2016 Stanford Graduate Fellow.