The Social Distancing Dance

This data was created by Google in 2020 by tracking movement of people to different location categories through their mobile devices.
Each dot represents one US county, color coded by Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest. Hover to see the county's name and mobility history.
The vertical position of each county dot corresponds to relative change from that county's median mobility. Certain states' stay at home directives and releases are indicated on the timeline.
See where people still go during a pandemic by selecting a single category, or multiple to create an average.