How safe is Nevada in which to spend Thanksgiving?

New survey ranks all 50 states

Mitch Kelly
November 25, 2020 - 7:08 am
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Thanksgiving is usually a time for big family gatherings filled with food, celebrations and reflections on all that we have to be grateful for.

In 2020, though, things will be different for many Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to minimize virus transmission and promote safety, families and friends may opt for smaller, separate dinners connected by video calls, whether by choice or because of state regulations. Football games might be postponed or played without fans and the Macy’s parade will be held virtually. Some Americans will proceed with celebrations as normal, though.

With safety being a chief concern this year, the finacila website WalletHub compared the 50 states across 10 key metrics to see which provide the safest conditions for the Thanksgiving holiday. The data set includes metrics examining how the state is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, such as positive testing rate and death rate in the past week, as well as other indicators of general safety like the crime rate and the average number of DUI-related fatalities in November.

Where does Nevada stand? Pretty much right in the middle.

Despeite a surge in coronavirus cases, WalletHub ranked Nevada the 24th safest state in which to spend Thanksgiving.

New England states ruled the roost as the safest, with Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire the top 3, followed by New York and Washington.

South Dakota, which is often seen as the one state with the fewest COVID-19 restrictions, was deemed the most dangerous place to spend Thanksgiving, followed by New Mexico, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota.

For a look at the full study, click here.