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WalletHub Study update: California is the State with the most coronavirus restrictions

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 released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions, as well as accompanying videos and audio files.

To identify which states have the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub 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 California (1=Fewest, 25=Avg.):

  • 18th – Requirement to Wear a Face Mask in Public
  • 31st – Reopening of Child-Care Programs
  • 15th – Travel Restrictions
  • 51st – Large Gatherings Restrictions
  • 51st – Strictness of “Shelter in Place” Order
  • 48th – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses
  • 51st – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars
  • 16th – Working from Home Requirements/Recommendations

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, August 10, 2020.
 
For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-coronavirus-restrictions/73818/

This article was released by WalletHub.