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States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions
from Wallet Hub, Jan 26, 2021
While many more businesses are open now than were open a few months ago, and few states still have stay-at-home orders, the U.S. still has a ways to go to get to a full reopening. That won’t occur until we achieve widespread vaccination and curb the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, some states have put a temporary pause on moving to the next stage of reopening, or have even reversed course and closed certain businesses again due to surges in COVID-19 transmission.
In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics. Their data set ranges from whether restaurants are open to whether the state has required face masks in public and workplace temperature screenings.
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States with the Fewest COVID-19 Restrictions
||Delta in Overall Rank vs. October 6, 2020
Over Time -- Changes to State Social Distancing Measures
||Overall Rank, as of January 26, 2021
||Overall Rank, as of October 6, 2020