Arizona Among Top 10 States With The Most Coronavirus Restrictions

Governor Doug Ducey announces his restrictive Executive Order. (Photo courtesy of Governor’s Office via YouTube)

Arizona is among the Top 10 States with the Most Coronavirus Restrictions.

According to an analysis of 19 key metrics, Arizona is the 9th most restricted state, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The personal-finance website WalletHub ranked the states according to coronavirus restrictions. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics. The data set ranges from whether the state has any penalties for non-compliance with COVID-19 legislation to whether the state has required face masks in public and health checks at restaurants.

Despite this high ranking, Democrats have demanded that Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, lock down the state more.

At the same time, Ducey is being sued by small businesses that argue the science does not support his restrictive and “unfair policies.”

Coronavirus Restrictions in Arizona (1=Fewest, 25=Avg.):

  • 47th – Workplace Temperature Screening
  • 15th – Large Gatherings Restrictions
  • 48th – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses
  • 45th – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars
  • 16th – Working from Home Requirements/Recommendations

 

Top 10 Most Restrictive States
Overall Rank State Total Score Delta in Overall Rank vs. July 21
1 California 21.59 0
2 Pennsylvania 29.89 -1
3 North Carolina 30.11 -4
4 Massachusetts 30.38 0
5 New Jersey 30.85 3
6 Texas 31.56 0
7 Oregon 31.80 -12
8 Vermont 32.08 -1
9 Arizona 32.38 1
10 Colorado 33.28 5
Top 10 Least Restrictive States
Overall Rank State Total Score Delta in Overall Rank vs. July 21
1 South Dakota 87.38 0
2 Utah 76.23 2
3 Oklahoma 71.23 0
4 Idaho 67.27 2
4 Wyoming 67.27 2
6 Iowa 66.50 -1
7 Wisconsin 64.59 -5
8 North Dakota 63.74 2
9 Arkansas 63.06 0
10 Georgia 60.98 4
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