06 April 2020 – Brown University and Johns Hopkins University building models, highlight social distancing as a key variable

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: RI
Lead People/Agency: Governor Raimondo

Overview: Governor Raimondo explains that researchers at Brown University and Johns Hopkins University are building projections of when RI will experience its peak in coronavirus cases. She stated that the most important variable in the model was the level of social distancing, thus motivating the importance of social distancing on controlling when the peak would actually occur in RI.
Full details here: https://turnto10.com/news/local/social-distancing-controls-virus-peak

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic
Evidence/Justification: Results from projections from researchers at Brown University and Johns Hopkins University