By Anica Padilla

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:

  1. Hawaii
  2. California
  3. Virginia
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Arizona
  6. Maine
  7. Colorado
  8. Oregon
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. New Jersey

Researchers found the following 10 states have the fewest restrictions:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Utah
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Iowa
  5. Wyoming
  6. Arkansas
  7. North Dakota
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Nebraska
  10. Georgia

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.”




Anica Padilla

Comments (2)
  1. huh…does anyone else see a clear trend?? also ask the gov’s of these states how much they are stealing from the taxpayers in the form of “emergency funds” and “FEMA” grants so long as they continue the mandates? How much would they lose by cancelling them??

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