Nevada Ranks In The Middle Of New Study On Coronavirus Restrictions

Silver State Among Most Restrictive In West

Mitch Kelly
May 19, 2020 - 7:55 am
Edwin Britto, from Copax llc.) sprays a decontamination fog as he sanitizes a restaurant before it opens on May 18, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Americans have experienced unprecedented restrictions on their everyday life in order to fight the coronavirus, but now most states have partially reopened.

In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, the financial website WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics, ranging from whether child-care programs and restaurants have reopened to the presence or absence of a “shelter-in-place” order.

An increasing number of Nevada residents are calling for the state to reopen completely, especially when it comes to the number one industry in the state: tourism. 

Still, even with the Silver State's number one employer still shut down, WalletHub found over two dozen states to be more restrictive than Nevada, which is ranked 27th.

Want more freedom? Head north. South Dakota was deemed the state that was the least-restrictive, followed by Wisconsin, Idaho, Missouri and Utah.

For those who favor a more restricted lifestyle, the Land Of Lincoln calls.

WalletHub ranked Illinois as the most restrictive state, followed Rhode Island, The District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Vermont.

To get a look at the full WalletHub study, click here.