With states taking actions such as closing bars and restaurants or banning large gatherings to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus.

To identify which states are taking the largest actions to combat coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 key metrics. The data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita and state legislation on the pandemic to the uninsured population and share of the workforce in affected industries. Below, you can see highlights from WalletHub’s report, along with a Q&A with WalletHub analysts.

Aggressiveness Against the Coronavirus in Rhode Island (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 9th – State and Local Public Health Laboratories per Capita
  • 1st – Tested Cases of COVID-19 per Capita
  • 6th – Share of Workers with Access to Paid Sick Leave
  • 8th – Total Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Funding Per Capita
  • 8th – Public Healthcare Spending per Capita

Note: Rankings reflect data available as of 5 p.m. ET on March 16, 2020.

While Rhode Island was #1, Wyoming was listed at #51.

Source: WalletHub

For the full report, visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-aggressive-states-against-coronavirus/72307/

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).