For many, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be in the forefront of our daily thoughts. For others, it's simply become a part of daily life. You know the changes, having to wear a mask to enter certain businesses, social distancing etc. For Iowans, it's far less of a life-style altering force than it is in most other states. In fac,t in the past month, Iowa has even fewer restrictions when compared to other states and Washington D.C. That according to WalletHub.

They've ranked us as the state with the 5th fewest COVID restrictions. For the metrics, each state was ranked in 9 categories with 51 being MOST restrictions and 1 being fewest. Iowa earned quite a a few 1's. Check it out:

  • 20th – Requirement to Wear a Face Mask in Public
  • 1st – Workplace Temperature Screening
  • 1st – Reopening of Child-Care Programs
  • 15th – Travel Restrictions
  • 14th – Large Gatherings Restrictions
  • 1st – Strictness of “Shelter in Place” Order
  • 6th – Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses
  • 2nd – Reopening of Restaurants and Bars
  • 1st – Working from Home Requirements/Recommendations

See how all 51 states/D.C did below:

Source: WalletHub
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