10 states with the least, most COVID-19 restrictions

South Dakota remains the state with the least severe COVID-19 restrictions, according to a new ranking from WalletHub.

To compare the severity of COVID-19 restrictions across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, WalletHub looked at 11 key metrics, including face mask requirements in public, restrictions on large gatherings, and restaurant and bar reopenings.

Ten states with the least severe COVID-19 restrictions:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Idaho
  4. Missouri
  5. Utah
  6. Wyoming
  7. Montana
  8. Arizona
  9. North Dakota
  10. Iowa

Ten states with the most severe COVID-19 restrictions:

  1. Illinois
  2. Rhode Island
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Vermont
  6. Hawaii
  7. Washington
  8. New Mexico
  9. New York, Michigan, Connecticut (three-way tie)
  10. New Jersey

To view the complete findings and methodology, click here.

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