5 states with most, fewest COVID-19 restrictions

Hawaii is the state with the most COVID-19 restrictions, and South Dakota is the state with the fewest, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 

To identify the states with the fewest and most COVID-19 restrictions, analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 relevant metrics, ranging from requirement to wear a face mask in public to restrictions on large gatherings. Rankings are based on data available as of Oct. 5. Access more information about the methodology here

Here are the five states with the most COVID-19 restrictions, according to the analysis: 

1. Hawaii

2. California

3. Massachusetts

4. Maine

5. New Jersey

Here are the five states with the fewest COVID-19 restrictions, according to the analysis: 

1. South Dakota

2. Idaho

3. Utah

4. Oklahoma

5. Iowa 

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