With some states beginning to open up for business and relax limitations put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States with the fewest Coronavirus Restrictions, as well as accompanying videos.
To identify which states have the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 9 key metrics. Our data set ranges from limits on large gatherings to the presence of a "shelter-in-place" order and whether restaurants and bars have reopened. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.
|States with the Fewest Restrictions||States with the Most Restrictions|
|1. South Dakota||42. Connecticut|
|2. Utah||43. Ohio|
|3. North Dakota||44. Massachusetts|
|4. Missouri||45. New York|
|5. Idaho||46. New Jersey|
|6. Tennessee||47. Pennsylvania|
|7. Montana||48. Illinois|
|8. Texas||49. District of Columbia|
|9. Florida||50. Rhode Island|
|10. Iowa||51. Hawaii|
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 4, 2020.
To view the full report and your state's rank, please visit: