Illinois Is the State With The Most Coronavirus Restrictions
Whether you've been happily complying, or bristling and rebelling, WalletHub says there's no denying that Illinois leads the nation in COVID-19 restrictions.
With most states reopening in one way or another, some states have loosened up far more than others. Looking to see which states are clamping down harder than others during the COVID-19 lockdown, the numbers-crunchers at personal finance website WalletHub took a look around the nation.
Here's what they factored in to their rankings:
WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics. Our data set ranges from whether child-care programs and restaurants have reopened to the presence or absence of a “shelter-in-place” order.
We already know that Illinois is the most restrictive state. Here are the top five on the list:
- Rhode Island
- District of Columbia
Coronavirus Restrictions in Illinois (1=Fewest, 25=Avg.):
- 16th – Requirement to Wear a Face Mask in Public
- 41st – Reopening of Child-Care Programs
- 44th – Large Gatherings Restrictions
- 30th – “Shelter in Place” Order
- 47th – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses
- 31st – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Monday, May 18, 2020.
As for the least restrictive list, here are the top five:
- South Dakota
We'll see what starts to happen around here on June 1st.