IMPT: The Census Still Counts During a Pandemic!

APRIL the FIRST is the day by which you should have completed your 2020 census survey.

A couple of weeks or so ago, you should have received a letter like this one:

When you go on line to the 2020 Census site and put in the 12 digit code that came in the letter to your residence, you will be asked about who is living at that residence on next Wednesday, the First of April.

If you (or someone you know) is unclear about why the census is SO IMPORTANT, this video explains it well (with some nice art and story-telling)

You may be wondering, “I have a special situation this year. My daughter, who normally lives in a dorm on a college campus, will be living in my home on April 1st because the dorms and the whole campus closed due to the pandemic.”

What a coincidence! My son is living my basement because the dorm where he lived from Aug 2019 until a week ago, closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

I looked it up and here’s what I learned. I DO NOT note him as living in my residence on April 1st. Since he lived in his dorm for the majority of the 2019-2020 academic year, he will be “group counted” with the population of the dorm before the school forced his move out of the dorm.

So, I DO NOT list him in my census survey. And he DOES NOT need to do anything regarding being counted in the census.

Confused? So is Betty White when Tina Fey comes to her door:

But seriously, complete your census survey by April 1st as it’s REALLY IMPORTANT (and the Constitution says you need to do it)

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