Nevada Makes Top 20 For Fewest COVID-19 Restrictions

One Of Our Neighbors Dominates The "Most Restrictive" Category

Mitch Kelly
July 07, 2020 - 5:58 am
 Depressed lonely little girl with face mask looking through the window during quarantine.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Recently, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said that his state was not ready to move on to Phase 3 of our "Roadmap To Recovery", but a new study from the financial website WalletHub says that Nevada still has much more freedom than many other states battling the spread of COVID-19.

In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics ranging from whether child-care programs and restaurants have reopened to whether the state has required face masks in public and workplace temperature screenings. 

The Silver State barely cracked the top 20, finishing in 20th place overall.

If you really want freedom, head up to South Dakota. WalletHub ranks them far and away as the state with the fewest COVID-19 restrictions. 

Behind South Dakota are Wisconsin, Utah, Wyoming and Oklahoma.

States with the most restrictions? At the top (or bottom, if you prefer) is our neighbor to the west, California- and it's not even close. Following California, are Colorado, Hawaii, New Jersey and New Mexico.

For a look at the full WalletHub study, click here.