April 1 is Census Day. Also, check the mail. "In this unprecedented and critical time, counting those who that are often overlooked or forgotten about can drastically improve this nation's response and planning for future emergencies".
From that point forward, authorities have declared changes in their field-operations plan during the current year's count. "We've been training coaches on how to use GoToMeeting and screen sharing", HACA Community Development Director Leilani Lim-Villegas told us on March 13. We're doing what we can to prepare. The more people that respond safely online, we don't have to even worry about those households.
He noted that the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C. -based think tank, said that New Mexico is at risk of being undercounted by almost 37,000 residents. In addition, STEVE HARVEY is interviewing CENSUS BUREAU Public Information Office Chief MICHAEL C. COOK.
That may be because people have yet to get the message that census data is strictly confidential and not shared with any law enforcement agency, he said. We have witnessed our community leaders and service providers work around the clock to keep us safe during this crisis.
Since the census only happens once a decade, students counted now represent those using services in State College for years to come.
The effort is particularity important as the coronavirus is disrupting the count across the country.
But coronavirus means Penn State students who would usually be in State College are spread far and wide.
"It is extremely important that you and your family are accurately counted", Waters said. Called a "group quarters" count by the Census Bureau, this is also the method used for nursing homes and prisons. One of the hardest-to-count populations just got that much harder.
Respondents should provide answers that are accurate as of April 1. Spirit Lake was at 5.2% and Standing Rock at 4.7%. At Illinois Wesleyan University, where students have to live on campus their first three years, 83% of the student body will automatically be counted.
"I've seen greater support at the local level than we've ever seen, and that typically translates into higher response", he said. This is compared to the 36.2-percent of the people that have self-responded nationally.
Census takers were planning to go door-to-door in college towns starting next week to pick up those still not counted. "So over the course of 10 years, that's $28,000 we might miss out on per person if people don't take their Census", said Wilson. Steinbach said the census has put that on hold because of the pandemic, but regardless of when they start canvassing, the students likely won't there.
Furthermore, he said, the 2020 census does not ask for Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers or financial information, nor does it ask questions about immigration or citizenship status, or political party affiliation. The website includes a list of locations, pay rates and other information about the jobs available.