City of Alexandria Reminds Residents to Complete the 2020 Census by September 30

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City of Alexandria Reminds Residents to Complete the 2020 Census by September 30

­­For Immediate Release: September 11, 2020

The City of Alexandria reminds residents that the deadline for completing the 2020 Census is September 30. Help ensure that Alexandria receives its fair share of resources to provide needed programs and services. An accurate count makes sure all Alexandrians are fairly represented in federal and state government, and that $675 billion in federal resources are allocated correctly across state and local jurisdictions.

Each resident has the power to shape Alexandria’s future for the next 10 years. Complete the Census today online at 2020census.gov, by phone at 844.330.2020 or when a Census taker visits. It’s fast, easy, confidential and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Door-to-door visits by census takers are underway. Households that have already responded may still receive follow-up visits as quality checks to ensure everyone is counted.

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a joint statement to inform the public that participation in 2020 Census interviews presents a low risk of COVID-19 transmission. Census takers are trained to rigorously and universally follow CDC recommendations to wear face masks; maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more; practice hand hygiene; not enter homes; and conduct interviews outside when possible or practical, to mitigate risk of coronavirus transmission.

Visit alexandriava.gov/Census2020 for more information about the Census in Alexandria.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/117711.

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