Personal finance website WalletHub (aka the curator of many rankings and reports unrelated to finance) has named Ohio one of America’s top 10 safest states for schools to reopen.
Metrics involved in the ranking system included two main categories: risk of COVID-19 infection and health and financial infrastructure. Each contained 15 subsections related to their category including child COVID-19 cases per 100,000 children; public mask usage; average public school class size; share of children living in crowded housing; comprehensive school reopening guidance and student-to-school-nurse ratio.
Ohio came in at No. 7, just after Rhode Island at No. 6 and ahead of New Jersey at No. 8. The safest state for schools to reopen is Vermont, according to the study, and the least safe state is Mississippi.