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Hawaii one of Top 10 Safest States to spend Thanksgiving

Hawaii one of Top 10 Safest States to spend Thanksgiving
Hawaii one of Top 10 Safest States to spend Thanksgiving
Written by Harry S. Johnson

Thanksgiving is usually a time for big family gatherings filled with food, celebrations and reflections on all that we have to be grateful for. In 2020, though, things will be different for many Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to minimize virus transmission and promote safety, families and friends may opt for smaller, separate dinners connected by video calls, whether by choice or because of state regulations. Football games might be postponed or played without fans and the Macy’s parade will be held virtually. Some Americans will proceed with celebrations as normal, though.

With safety being a chief concern this year, travel experts compared the 50 states across 10 key metrics to see which provide the safest conditions for the Thanksgiving holiday. Survey’s 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.

Safest States to Spend Thanksgiving

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
 
StateTotal Score 
1Vermont89.76
2Maine89.58
3New Hampshire80.00
4New York78.89
5Washington78.66
6Virginia76.55
7Massachusetts76.01
8Hawaii74.90
9New Jersey72.61
10Maryland71.68
11Pennsylvania71.24
12California71.02
13Connecticut70.86
14Oregon69.00
15Colorado67.16
16Ohio67.12
17Rhode Island66.82
18Utah63.97
19North Carolina61.51
20Kentucky61.43
21West Virginia60.93
22Minnesota58.45
23Arizona57.76
24Nevada57.67
25Delaware56.65
26Kansas54.54
27Michigan53.42
28Florida53.22
29Idaho52.57
30Georgia50.38
31Alaska47.94
32South Carolina47.40
33Wisconsin47.20
34Louisiana46.49
35Arkansas46.48
36Indiana46.25
37Illinois45.92
38Texas43.88
39Tennessee43.11
40Oklahoma42.83
41Wyoming42.19
42Alabama40.57
43Iowa38.92
44Nebraska38.62
45Mississippi38.22
46North Dakota36.16
47Missouri34.01
48Montana27.75
49New Mexico27.71
50South Dakota19.70

Thanksgiving Safety in Hawaii (1=Safest; 25=Avg.):

  • 1st – COVID-19 Positive Tests in the Past Week per Capita
  • 4th – COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate This Week
  • 18th – Share of Offline Homes
  • 7th – DUI-fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Around Thanksgiving
  • 2nd – COVID-19 Death Rate in the Past Week per Capita