Update: Louisiana receives F grade for social distancing

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) – Updated at 5:07 p.m.

People of Louisiana seem to have a hard to staying apart.

Unacast, Inc. provides a Social Distancing Scorecard for every state and county in the United States.

As of Thursday evening, Louisiana’s grade was an F.

That grade also takes into consideration non-essential travel and some other numbers show that there are more cars on the road.

Michigan based company MS2 keeps a trend of daily traffic volume. Compared to a year ago, Louisiana’s traffic numbers are only down between 12 and 13 percent this week.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) – Social distancing continues to be a challenge for members of the Pelican State, according to Unacast, Inc.

As of Wednesday, May 6, there are 30,399 cases of the coronavirus in Louisiana.

Unacast, Inc. provides a Social Distancing Scorecard for every state and county in the United States.

The scorecard for Louisiana can be found here.

When you look at the interactive map, you see that these parishes have earned these grades:

  • Acadia Parish – F
  • Ascension Parish – F
  • East Baton Rouge Parish – F
  • Lafayette Parish – F
  • Livingston Parish – F
  • Orleans Parish – C+
  • Tangipahoa Parish – F
  • West Baton Rouge Parish – F

The Unacast, Inc. scoring methodology can be found below:

Governor John Bel Edwards talks about social distancing guidelines in this video:

Louisiana is one of 21 states to receive a failing grade on the Social Distancing Scorecard.

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