According to a study, Oklahoma has the third fewest restrictions when it comes to Coronavirus.
All states have at least partially reopened after keeping non-essential businesses closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some states have recently chosen to pause their reopening processes due to spikes in the disease, and some local areas have even closed down again.
In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions despite a surge in cases across the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 18 key metrics.
Their data set ranges from whether child-care programs and restaurants have reopened to whether the state has required face masks in public and workplace temperature screenings.
Coronavirus Restrictions in Oklahoma (1=Fewest, 25=Avg.):
- 1st – Requirement to Wear a Face Mask in Public
- 1st – Workplace Temperature Screening
- 1st – Reopening of Child-Care Programs
- 11th – Travel Restrictions
- 2nd – Large Gatherings Restrictions
- 7th – Strictness of “Shelter in Place” Order
- 23rd – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses
- 16th – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars
- 1st – Working from Home Requirements/Recommendations
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020.