Despite roadblocks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census count is continuing and getting counted is more important than ever. Although most households have been contacted, eastern Kentucky response rates are low. Michelle Elison, Portfolio Manager at the National Partnership Program of the US Census Bureau, provides an update on response rates in Kentucky and the Census Bureau plans for the next phase of data collection. She also reminds us of how important getting a complete count is for our political representation and securing funding for essential community services like health care, education, and emergency response. Folks only have a few more weeks to self respond before local census takers start knocking on doors in mid-August. It only takes a few minutes to get counted at 2020census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.
July 27, 2020