In the United States alone, over 3.8 million people have contracted the Covid-19 virus.
Due to the increased demand for testing, there have been shortages and issues for the tests themselves.
Access to testing and the reporting of cases varies by region, so reported numbers are mainly consisting
of people who exhibit symptoms of the virus. Taking into account those who are asymptomatic or do not have
access to reliable tests, one can safely assume that the actual cases of this virus are actually much larger.
Despite rates continuing to rise and testing becoming more scarce, the United States government pushes for
the economy to reopen. This may lead to multiple consequences, to the cases of citizens surging to the
negative social impact. Which makes research on methods to help protect individuals from infection a
necessity. Continuing to see the changes and trends of this virus is crucial to both understanding
causation of case spikes and to finding solutions to help flatten the curve as well as find effective
ways to distribute resources. To understand the full scope of the Pandemic’s impact on the United States,
we considered a wide range of information regarding the virus. Focusing on the changing mobility patterns
and state government mandates to understand the risk management of state governments as well as the social
impact of Covid-19.