Latest Florida COVID-19 Projection Model Suggests “Relaxed Social Distancing” Possible After June 21
As data surrounding the ongoing health crisis is continuously updated, the situation surrounding COVID-19 keeps changing, with the latest projection models now stating that the earliest date social distancing may be possible in Florida is June 21. This is a marked delay from the previous June 14 estimations. By now, many states have chosen to open up businesses far in advance of these dates, however this might still be a useful guide as to how long new social distancing protocols may be enforced throughout the country.
According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) from the University of Washington, a color-coded map of the United States shows Florida under the grade indicating a June 8 or later date for relaxed social distancing. California is listed under a May 18 to May 24 threshold date. It’s implied that relaxed social distancing is contingent on containment strategies that include testing, contact tracing, isolation, and limiting gathering sizes.
The latest update establishes a date of June 1 as the soonest relaxed social distancing may be possible. According to IHME research parameters, these predictions are based on when the upper bound of the 95% uncertainty interval for all-age COVID-19 prevalent infections falls below 1 per 1,000,000.