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Residents Encouraged to Complete Census 2020 by Sept. 30


Highlands Families:


The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, and the Pennsylvania 2020 Census Complete Count Commission.


COVID-19 has impacted each of the commonwealth’s communities - especially education communities, but challenges like those we are facing as a result of the pandemic make an accurate count even more critical. Each year, Pennsylvania communities receive $26.8 billion in federal funding that goes toward education, healthcare, housing, food assistance, and more. To support communities, everyone living in Pennsylvania— every infant and child, every foreign and U.S. citizen - needs to be counted.


Completing the Census is safe and secure. Census answers can’t be used against an individual, and data security is managed by security experts operating at the highest levels. By law the U.S. Census Bureau cannot release any information that identifies individuals - and anyone who breaks this law faces a fine of up to $250,000 and/or up-to five years in prison.


Finally, this year completing the Census is easier than ever. Residents can respond to the form by mail, by phone, or online.  Additional resources can be found on Pennsylvania’s 2020 Census website.


Thank you!