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Many people made the decision to relocate away from cities early in the pandemic to quarantine in a less dense locale or to be with friends or family, according to MyMove. (Photo: Sylvie Bouchard/Shutterstock) Many people made the decision to relocate away from cities early in the pandemic to quarantine in a less dense locale or to be with friends or family, according to MyMove. (Photo: Sylvie Bouchard/Shutterstock)

People are leaving large cities in notable numbers, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who relocate may need the assistance of a knowledgeable insurance pro to navigate the fresh risks and coverage needs applicable to their new surroundings.

Not only are people relocating to get away from crowds, but these moves also appear to be permanent, according to My Move™, the media, technology and marketing firm. That company recently reported that nearly 16 million people have fled large cities since the beginning of the pandemic, and 14.2 million people have filed a permanent change of address form. This is a 1.2% increase from 2019 in permanent change of address submissions.

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