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COVID-19 Not Stopping Washtenaw County Residents From Participating In 2020 Census

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Despite social distancing obstacles faced because of COVID-19, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development says local residents have been filling out their 2020 Census forms.  

So far, in Washtenaw County, 76.4% of the households have self-responded to the census, which means they completed the form without the help of a census worker knocking on their door.  Peter Lindeman is a spokesperson for the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development and explains the importance of getting counted, especially during COVID-19.

Peter Lindeman: The amount of funding that goes into community health centers, community health programs because of how the census allocates it, is very important.

September 30th is the deadline to complete the 2020 Census.  For information on how to complete the census, click here

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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