Wyoming Ranked 6th In Nation For Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming is considered one of the top 10 states for having the fewest coronvirus-related restrictions, according to personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub placed Wyoming sixth overall for its lack of restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus, putting the state in a tie with Idaho. South Dakota placed first.

For its rankings, WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics.

The data set ranged from whether the state had any penalties for non-compliance with coronavirus legislation to whether the state has required the use of facemasks in public and health checks at restaurants.

Wyoming ranked first in multiple categories: the absence of workplace temperature screenings, no travel restrictions, the absence of strict of “shelter in place” orders, the reopening of non-essential businesses and whether the state required or recommended that people work from home.

The state ranked second for reopening of restaurants and bars.

Wyoming placed seventh for requirements to wear facemasks in public and 14th for restrictions placed on large gatherings.

Wyoming has moved up 12 spots in WalletHub’s latest rankings. In May, it placed 18th for having the fewest restrictions in place.

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