CSV version of social-distancing mandate table

The IHME COVID-19 health service utilization forecasting team has updated our pre-print on how we make the projections on https://covid19.healthdata.org/

You can find it here while it makes its way onto medRxiv (and eventually makes it through the peer-review process, I hope!)

The preprint is now up to 68 pages, and a table starting on page 65 lists all of the dates that David Pigott and his army of data analysts compiled as part of this work. I think it might be useful to other researchers, and if it is, I’m sure they have better things to do than transform it into a machine-readable format.

So here is the csv version of Supplementary Information: Timing of implementation and references for social distance measures by location.

Supplementary Information: Timing of implementation and references for social distance measures by location


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2 responses to “CSV version of social-distancing mandate table

  1. David writes,
    “We track six measures: two looking at initial actions, and four looking at the stricter implementation. We based this partially off of the New Zealand Alert levels – the last tier of which Level 4 is comparable to our stricter measures.Initial Implementation
    Mass gathering restrictions – “initial implementation of restrictions on people gathering are mandated”
    Initial business closure – “the first phase of non-essential businesses are ordered to cease on premise operations”Full implementation
    Stay at home order – “individuals are ordered to stay-at-home and interactions between individuals from different households prohibited”
    Educational facilities closed – “education has transitioned to remote-learning options”
    Non-essential services closed – “all stated non-essential services are clearly defined, and ordered to cease operations”
    Travel severely limited – “municipal-level travel restrictions are in-place and movement is strictly limited to essential travel. Public transit options are reduced and international borders are closed”These are the lay briefer descriptors. There is some interpretative leniency due to the need to compare and contrast different cultures. Happy to discuss these further as we continue to work and iterate.I’d say the sheet is a mix of a lot of original searches, but also takes advantage of several just generally solid resources for this:

    UNESCO Education – https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationresponse

    WHO Euro Policy Responses – really nice detailed write-ups https://www.covid19healthsystem.org/mainpage.aspx

    UW PolSci – https://faculty.washington.edu/cadolph/papers/AABFW2020.pdf

    The Blavatnik School of Government at Uni of Oxford has a solid resource, and ACAPS is another source available”

  2. some of the dates in the spreadsheet say “full implementation” for some columns like “Mass gathering restrictions”—there are two columns that we consider “partial mandates”, and if they say “full implementation”, it means the location went from no mandate to full mandate. when “mass gathering restriction” is “full implementation” you can take the date from the “stay home order” column. when “initial business closure” is “full implementation”, you can take the date from the “Non-essential services closed” column.