Website tracks GPS data, monitors people's movements amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 8:42 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 18:33:53-04

A website that tracks GPS data is monitoring how people are moving around amid the spread of the coronavirus.

The map, by Unacast, shows more people in Louisiana started staying put between last Thursday and Saturday.

Overall, Louisiana earned a 'C' grade in staying at home.

In Acadiana, Lafayette residents changed their habits the most - they're traveling about 34 percent less.

The lowest scores in our area were for St. Martin and Jeff Davis Parishes.

Movement in the city of New Orleans is down by more than 60 percent. Areas that are typically packed with tourists, like the French Quarter, now look like a ghost town.

The United States also earned a 'C,' with a 27 percent decrease in average distance traveled.

You can find the map here.