November 19, 2020
The pandemic has profoundly changed where we go. Using data from Safegraph, we examine how foot traffic to grocery stores, health care centers, offices, parks, and other types of establishments has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many common destinations experienced a a large drop in foot traffic soon after stay-at-home orders were announced. By May, they saw substantial recovery in foot traffic but, the recovery pattern was different for certain types of establishments.