Report: Texas among least safe states for school reopenings amid pandemic
WalletHub looked at factors like the number of child COVID-19 cases, class sizes and the ratio of students to nurses to determine just how safe schools across the nation are during the coronavirus pandemic. Texas received an overall rank of 35, with Vermont coming in as the safest state for schools to reopen. The report found Texas ranked at 48 for states that have the highest share of seniors living with students. “Health and financial infrastructure” looked at reopening guidance, the ratio of students to nurses, healthcare for COVID-19 patients and spending on elementary-secondary school students. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has confirmed 57,145 total COVID-19 cases and 1,130 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Sunday, an increase of 56 new cases.
Texas among top 10 states with fewest coronavirus restrictions, study finds
SAN ANTONIO – A recent study by WalletHub ranked states based on the fewest number of coronavirus restrictions and Texas came in at No. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February. The top 10 states with the fewest restrictions based on the study are:South Dakota Utah North Dakota Missouri Idaho Tennessee Montana Texas Florida IowaThe rankings are based on data available as of 11:30 a.m. Monday. He added that “social distancing and aggressive testing of contacts are the best ways” to protect the population who are most at risk while resuming economic activity. “The consequence of opening too late, on the other hand, is that it could inflict unrepairable damage on a major contributor to the economy, the small and medium enterprises.”MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT:
Texas named one of best states for nurses, study finds
Texas – Texas made the top 10 list of best states for nurses according to a new study by WalletHub. Texas received an overall total score of 53.53 - good enough to make the top 10. Oregon, the state with the highest overall score, was given a 58.15. The top 10 overall best states for nurses, according to the metrics are:Oregon Washington New Mexico Minnesota Nevada Wyoming Montana Maine Arizona TexasThe cost of living was adjusted for salary averages in each state. WalletHub said in a news release that the study is aimed at helping new nurses find the best markets for their profession.
Best and worst states for women's equality
With Aug. 26 marking Women's Equality Day, WalletHub has released its annual ranking of the best and worst states for women's equality. The analysis factored 15 metrics including employment gaps between men and women. Click to see the 10 best states, followed by the 10 worst.