Our Neighborhood Approach
COVID-19 Symptom map for you and your community
We aggregate the location and symptoms information you share anonymously to the neighborhood level to provide recommendations to help you and your community make more informed decisions.
Most current tracking maps only break COVID-19 data down to the county level, which is not local enough to help most people and not detailed enough to help public health officials contain outbreaks or target resources. And because most tracking maps only report cases confirmed by testing, they only represent a fraction of the infections actually spreading across the country.
SafeDistance provides data down to the level of people’s “neighborhoods,” or Census Block Groups, with around 1,000 people in each neighborhood. The neighborhood approach was chosen because with groups of around 1,000 people in each “neighborhood”, the areas with reported symptoms are too big to invade anyone’s privacy, but small enough to be genuinely useful to both users and experts.