BRYAN COUNTY, GA – April 29, 2020 – According to state Census officials, the U.S. Census Bureau has launched a new initiative called the “Household Pulse Survey.” Over the next 12 weeks, the Bureau will contact 13.8 million homes via email or text to measure employment, spending, food/housing security, education disruptions and physical/mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. State officials are stressing that this survey is not the 2020 Census.
“We understand Georgians may be confused because of this new initiative launched by the U.S. Census Bureau. We are trying to get the word out about the difference between the two surveys. You will not be contacted by text or email to fill out the 2020 Census,” said Bryan County Community Development Director Audra Miller, who has been leading the local count committee.
The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute online survey studying how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective. In order to support the nation’s recovery, the United States government needs to know the ways this pandemic has affected people’s lives and livelihoods. Data from this survey will show the widespread effects of COVID-19 on individuals, families, and communities across the country.
Residents’ participation will help federal and state officials direct aid, assistance, and support to the people and places that need it most. This survey provides information that cannot be collected elsewhere. Those who are selected to participate in the Household Pulse Survey will receive an email from COVID.firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to complete the survey.
For more information on the Household Pulse Survey, please visit https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/household-pulse-survey.html. For more information about Bryan County, please visit www.bryancountyga.orgor follow the county on their social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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