North Carolina Is The State with the 3rd Most Coronavirus Restrictions in America

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With many states delaying the later phases of their reopening or even bringing back restrictions they already lifted due to spikes in COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions.

To identify which states have the fewest coronavirus restrictions, the site compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics. Our data set ranges from whether the state has any penalties for non-compliance with COVID-19 legislation to whether the state has required face masks in public and health checks at restaurants. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.

Coronavirus Restrictions in North Carolina (1=Fewest, 25=Avg.):

  • 18th – Requirement to Wear a Face Mask in Public
  • 31st – Reopening of Child-Care Programs
  • 15th – Travel Restrictions
  • 43rd – Large Gatherings Restrictions
  • 22nd – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses
  • 45th – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars
  • 16th – Working from Home Requirements/Recommendations

The only states with stricter restrictions is Pennsalvania and California.

States with the Fewest COVID-19 Restrictions

Overall Rank State Total Score Delta in Overall Rank vs. July 21
1 South Dakota 87.38 0
2 Utah 76.23 2
3 Oklahoma 71.23 0
4 Idaho 67.27 2
4 Wyoming 67.27 2
6 Iowa 66.50 -1
7 Wisconsin 64.59 -5
8 North Dakota 63.74 2
9 Arkansas 63.06 0
10 Georgia 60.98 4
11 Nebraska 59.26 2
12 Missouri 58.69 -1
13 Alabama 56.07 2
14 Nevada 54.81 10
15 South Carolina 54.67 -7
16 Tennessee 53.99 0
17 Alaska 52.02 2
18 Florida 51.15 3
19 Mississippi 50.44 -7
20 Kansas 50.38 -3
21 Indiana 48.25 -3
22 Louisiana 47.27 -2
23 Ohio 47.08 0
24 Montana 46.04 -2
25 Illinois 43.36 2
26 District of Columbia 41.80 3
27 Maine 41.37 5
28 Minnesota 40.71 -2
29 New York 40.33 0
30 Washington 39.86 1
31 West Virginia 39.73 3
32 Maryland 39.56 7
33 New Hampshire 37.49 2
34 New Mexico 37.24 8
35 Michigan 36.31 -7
36 Connecticut 36.28 0
37 Hawaii 35.63 1
38 Kentucky 35.38 -13
39 Delaware 34.59 2
40 Rhode Island 33.83 -3
41 Virginia 33.61 -1
42 Colorado 33.28 5
43 Arizona 32.38 1
44 Vermont 32.08 -1
45 Oregon 31.80 -12
46 Texas 31.56 0
47 New Jersey 30.85 3
48 Massachusetts 30.38 0
49 North Carolina 30.11 -4
50 Pennsylvania 29.89 -1
51 California 21.59 0

 

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, August 10, 2020.

For the full report, you can visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-coronavirus-restrictions/73818/

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