NWHU recently conducted a public survey to gather information about what steps people in our region have taken to protect themselves against COVID-19, what their concerns are, and where they get their information from. The survey ran from May 1st to May 11th and we had over 800 responses from the public.
Some of the key findings include are included below:
- 85% of respondents have avoided leaving the house for non-essential reasons
- 93% of respondents have avoided crowds and large gatherings
- 98% of respondents went to the grocery store or drugstore 1-3 times a week or less
- 94% of respondents are at least somewhat concerned about their family’s health
- 47% of respondents think COVID-19 will have at least a minor impact on their finances or other essential needs
- 88% of respondents think the measures that have been in place are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19
- 63% of respondents expect the measures to stay in place for at least 2 more months
Key findings of COVID-19 survey
Please note: The respondents of this survey are not representative of the whole population of the NWHU catchment area. For example, 78% of the respondents were female, and other groups may be over- or under-represented in the sample.