DENVER (CBS4) — A new study by WalletHub ranked Colorado among the 10 states with the most coronavirus restrictions and the lowest death rates.
The research released Monday ranked Colorado No. 6 in the nation on its list of states with the most restrictions. Colorado was ranked No. 8 among states with the lowest COVID-19 death rate.
WalletHub says their researchers compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics, including: face mask requirements, travel restrictions, restrictions on large gatherings, the reopening of restaurants and bars, and requirements/recommendations on working from home.
Researchers found the 10 states with most COVID-19 restrictions are:
- New Jersey
Researchers found the following 10 states have the fewest restrictions:
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
Back in July, Colorado was ranked No. 2 in WalletHub’s list of states with the most COVID-19 restrictions — but Gov. Jared Polis disputed the findings. We reached out to the governor’s office for a comment on the findings released on Monday.
“We will review this,” Press Secretary Conor Cahill stated. “Colorado is a model for the country on how to successfully get our economy back on track and keep people safe. We were one of the first states to reopen, have a lower infection rate than our surrounding states and we will continue to use scientific data to inform the decisions that we make that affect people’s lives and livelihoods.”