Washtenaw County officials say the 2020 census is still moving along pretty much as planned, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The county’s current focus has been on encouraging residents to self-respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.
Peter Lindeman is a communications specialist for Washtenaw County’s Office of Community & Economic Development. He says the response so far has been higher than the national average of 22 percent.
“In the state of Michigan, that’s close to 27 percent, and in Washtenaw County, we’re even a little above that at around 28 or 9 percent,” Lindeman says.
Lindeman says they may have to delay some things, such as when they start knocking on doors or conduct their count of the local homeless population, but those parts of their census efforts come later and are still in the planning stages.
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