BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In response to Kern County declaring a local emergency, the Kern Complete Count Committee is urging all residents to fill out their census forms online, by phone or mail.
The KCCC urges the residents of Kern to continue to shelter in place and to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
A complete and accurate count is the most practical way to ensure our community receives its fair share of resources and political representation.
Census data is important to guarantee the community receives the correct amount of resources during emergencies.
Answering the Census in a timely manner online, by mail or by phone, can go a long way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, so that Census interviewers do not have to visit homes to collect data.
From March 12-20, households will receive instructions in the mail for completing the short 2020 Census questionnaire.
If you need help completing your Census questionnaire, please call this toll free number (844) 330-2020. Residents can find more information here.