The US Census counts everyone in the United States every 10-years and has been conducted since 1790.
For the first time in history, the Census can be completed online as long as your Census ID has been received in the mail. This began March 23, online at 2020census.gov.
This census is mandatory and part of the US Constitution.
To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, both Dallas and Ellis Counties have issued a Public Health Order that requires residents to shelter in place – stay at home. Residents are ordered to stay at home except for essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services. Essential activities include tasks related to health and safety, such as obtaining medical supplies or visiting a medical professional; and obtaining supplies, such as food, pet supply, or other home products.Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, biking, hiking, or running, is permitted, provided the individuals comply with social distancing requirements of six feet.