Wisconsin has 2nd fewest coronavirus restrictions, study shows

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 21, 2020

Nearly a week after the city of Milwaukee implemented a mask mandate, a study by WalletHub shows that Wisconsin has the second-fewest coronavirus restrictions in the country.

States in the top 5 are as follows:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Utah
  5. Iowa

California had the most restrictions.

To come up with these results, WalletHub analyzed 18 different metrics ranging from mask requirements to penalties for not
following certain COVID-19 legislation. The study included all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Here is how Wisconsin fared in 9 out of 18 metrics (1 = fewest restrictions and 51 = most restrictions) :

  • 1st – Requirement to Wear a Face Mask in Public
  • 1st – Workplace Temperature Screening
  • 1st – Reopening of Child-Care Programs
  • 15th – Travel Restrictions
  • 2nd – Large Gatherings Restrictions
  • 7th – Strictness of “Shelter in Place” Order
  • 6th – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses
  • 2nd – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars
  • 1st – Working from Home Requirements/Recommendations

To see the entire report and the full list of metrics used to come up with these resultsclick here.

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