Google data: Residents are staying home more
It appears as if locals have taken the shelter in place order to heart.
Humboldt County residents have decreased their travel and increased their time spent at home along with the rest of California, according to location data analyzed by technology giant Google in its new community mobility reports.
Since mid-February, travel to places like shopping centers and movie theaters decreased by 48%; places like grocery stores and pharmacies decreased by 23%; and places like dog parks and national parks decreased by 10%, according to the report.
Simultaneously, activity at transit stations decreased by 48% and at workplaces by 35%, while activity at residential locations increased by 11%, according to the report.
The data doesn’t give a complete picture of what’s happening in any given community because it’s based on data collected from people who opted to turn on their location services, which allows the technology company to track where they are and is off by default, according to a Google news release issued Friday.
“We calculate these insights based on data from users who have opted-in to Location History for their Google Account, so the data represents a sample of our users,” the end of the report states. “As with all samples, this may or may not represent the exact behavior of a wider population.”
A new community mobility reports from technology giant Google shows Humboldt County residents have decreased their travel and increased the time they spend at home since the start of the COVID-19outbreak.