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South Dakota is the State with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions, Study Finds

Jun 24, 2020 07:00AM ● By Med Magazine

States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions

With all states having at least partially reopened (as of this writing) as new COVID-19 cases have seen a slow decline, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions, as well as accompanying videos.

To identify which states have the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics. The data set ranged from whether child-care programs and restaurants have reopened to the presence or absence of a “shelter-in-place” order. Below are highlights from South Dakota's ranking.

Coronavirus Restrictions in South Dakota (1=Fewest, 25=Avg.):

1st – Requirement to Wear a Face Mask in Public

1st – Reopening of Child-Care Programs

1st – Travel Restrictions

2nd – Large Gatherings Restrictions

1st – Strictness of “Shelter in Place” Order

1st – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses

1st – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars

Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, June 8, 2020.

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