COVID States Project: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey Report #41: The Trajectory of Health-Related Behaviors in New Jersey [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Document: "New Jersey is similar to other states in the northeast, in that it had its initial spike in COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] cases during March and April 2020, with a second wave that peaked in December 2020 and January 2021. This report presents an overview of key trends in the behavior of New Jersey residents since the first months of the pandemic, with respect to following health guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. [...] Residents of New Jersey closely followed the social distancing guidelines in the spring of 2020, but progressively relaxed their adherence to health recommendations over the summer and early fall of 2020. People once again became more careful about social distancing as COVID-19 case counts increased towards the end of 2020. Our most recent data indicate that as case numbers decreased in 2021, behaviors relaxed as well."
Report No.41, v.1
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
The Covid States Project: https://covidstates.org/