Census packets delayed by COVID-19, responses still expected


March 26, 2020

While many events have been postponed or cancelled in response to the spread of COVID-19, in Alaska and across the world, Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore said that a high response rate to the 2020 census is still important.

Rushmore, who also serves on Wrangell's census committee, explained in previous meetings that census does much more than help government officials count people. Information provided by the census helps determine how federal and state funding is divided up for many programs, including social services, medicare, and grants. Getting an accurate count on the ce...

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