Officials urge participating in 2020 Census

Ruben Fields
April 4, 2020

It is imperative that we account for every person in a household within our county as well as the state. Joining forces with WeTV, CBS, and a host of notable influencers to push out PSAs that highlight the importance of the Census, the NAACP is taking a robust approach to reach audiences that have historically been overlooked and undercounted.

"Per the Census Bureau's residence criteria, in most cases students living away from home at school should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic", the notice states in part. The Census Bureau is working with the institutions to count students where they normally would be if not for the coronavirus disruption.

April 1 was Census Day, and it's no joke.

The numbers will impact all of us for the next 10 years.

Every ten years the United States Census Bureau takes a snapshot of the country on April 1 to gather population data. You can also answer the census by phone at 844-330-2020, or call 211 for help.

"We are a college town and a huge portion of our numbers come from the students ... and when they returned home it's a great possibility that they will use that as their residence versus that of the city of Statesboro", he said, "and the long-term implications this could have for us as it regards funding opportunities, whether it's at the federal or state level, could really be a hindrance to numerous projects we want to do in the future".

Don't expect a census taker from the U.S. Census Bureau to knock at your door - at least not yet. And thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, not every household has given much thought about completing the census.

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Census Day can't deadline for completing the census.

During the 2010 Census, respondents could submit their answers via the mail or over a toll-free telephone line. You will likewise not be asked cash or for anything for the benefit of a political party. "We are constantly re-assessing and seeing what's going to be best for our workers, for the public in general, and to make sure that when we do start field operations that everyone is going to be safe".

Presently, those operations are suspended until April 15 while the Census Bureau evaluates the circumstance.

"People can still do something", Lawler said, and "take action into their own hands". For example, the University System of Georgia switched nearly all courses to online-only formats Monday, March 30, and Georgia Southern University helped students who reside on campus move out last week.

Enumeration representative Michael Cook disclosed to CNN the office has plans set up for individuals, families, and communities that "don't have high connectivity to the internet".

"Due to COVID-19, that operation is now on hold".

New York Attorney General Letitia James today encouraged all New Yorkers to complete the decennial census questionnaire to ensure an accurate count of the state population.

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