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Google data reveals which policies best promote physical distancing

State mandates intended to promote physical distancing—especially limits on bars and restaurants—do reduce the amount of time people spend away from their places of residence, according to a new study by Boston University School of Public Health (SPH) researcher Gregory Wellenius, who collaborated on the work with Google as part of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports project.