WalletHub reports that they compared the 50 states across 10 key metrics to see which provide the safest conditions for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Their data set includes metrics examining how the state is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, such as positive tests and deaths per capita in the past week, as well as other indicators of general safety like the crime rate and the average number of DUI-related fatalities in November.
In the study, Rhode Island ranked #17 with a total score of 66.82.
Thanksgiving Safety in Rhode Island (1=Safest; 25=Avg.):
28th – COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate This Week
19th – Share of Multigenerational Households
23rd – Share of Offline Homes
7th – Crime Rate
24th – COVID-19 Death Rate in the Past Week per Capita
As for other states in New England, Vermont ranked #1, Maine #2, New Hampshire #3, Massachusetts #7, and Connecticut #13.
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey unveiled a new strategy Tuesday that she said will help the state’s 78 coastal communities work together to better cope with the challenges brought on by climate change.
“The city needs to revisit its zoning plan and put more teeth into its regulations and enforcement to favor livability over the appetites of developers and visitors. A vibrant city is one where people really live.”