Americans are growing tired of staying at home and beginning to venture outside more as “quarantine fatigue” sets in, according to researchers who looked at cell phone data from around the country.
People around the U.S. are starting to go outside more often and are traveling farther from their homes, researchers from the Maryland Transportation Institute at the University of Maryland have found after analyzing cell phone location data from the past four months.
In the last week, social distancing has declined by 3 percent — it’s the first time researchers have seen a decline since stay-at-home orders were put in place in March.
Dr. Lei Zhang, director of the Maryland Transportation Institute, said he calls it “quarantine fatigue.”
“It just seems that people are getting a little tired c...