04.05.2020

Shelter in place for another 5 months? Here's what Stanford researchers are projecting and why

Shelter in place for another 5 months? Here's what Stanford researchers are projecting and why Photo Courtesy Associated Press

As the Bay Area heads into another weekend of sheltering-in-place due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many folks are asking how much longer will it take before restrictions are lifted. That's one of the questions that a Stanford research team set out to answer by developing an interactive tool that models the spread of COVID-19 over time with interventions such as quarantine and social distancing.

"We estimate that shelter-in-place would have to remain in place for about five months or more in order to actually completely suppress the epidemic," said Stanford biology professor Erin Mordecai.

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