Wyoming ranks as state with some of the fewest coronavirus restrictions

WYOMING — With some states beginning to open up for business and relax limitations put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has repeatedly taken issue with the idea the state has ever “closed” or shut down in any way. But restrictions have made it impossible and theoretically illegal for many businesses to open or for citizens to go about routine business.

How strict has Wyoming been? According to this new research, not too strict, at least when compared to other states, and on par with neighboring Mountain West states with the exception of Colorado which has been hit hard by the virus.

To identify which states have the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 9 key metrics. The data set ranges from limits on large gatherings to the presence of a “shelter-in-place” order and whether restaurants and bars have reopened.

A visual scorecard of what states are loosening what restrictions, when, is available at USA Today.

WalletHub States with fewest coronavirus restrictions. Image: WalletHub

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