Nevada Among States With Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions

Western States Rated More Free Than Back East

Mitch Kelly
June 24, 2020 - 6:17 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Americans experienced months of heavy restrictions on their everyday life in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but now all states have at least partially reopened and are gradually expanding the types of businesses that are open.

In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, the finacial website WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 16 key metrics ranging from whether child-care programs and restaurants have reopened to the presence or absence of a “shelter-in-place” order. 

Nevada fares pretty well as far as freedoms go, with the Silver State ranking 16th overall in the survey.

Those wishing for the most freedom should head to South Dakota, the state ranked far and away as the most free. They were followed by Wisconsin, Utah, South Carolina, and North Dakota.

Those states that WalletHub deemed most restrictive? At the top of the list (or bottom, if you prefer) - New Mexico, followed by Vermont, California, Hawaii, and New York.

For a look at the full study, click here.