While we’re all diligently waiting out the coronavirus pandemic at home in isolation as we should, there are several things we can all do to keep occupied--like filling out the 2020 Census.

As of Tuesday, Lawrence was among leading counties in Alabama in its self-response rate to the census. Let’s keep that trend going by reminding our peers and loved ones to fill out the census, or use this time to take it yourself if you haven’t already.

It takes about five minutes or less, especially if you only have one person to count in your household. The survey is about 10 questions long depending on how many people you have to count in your home, and it’s all easy, basic information.

You can log onto the census webpage, or just Google “2020 Census” from your computer, tablet, or even your smartphone. Once at the site, just click “respond” to get started. After you’ve completed the census for your household, call your grandmother or your great uncle Joe to see if they need help responding. If they do not have a computer or a smartphone, you can ask them the questions and respond for them.

Face it, most of us not working the front lines at the hospital or in a health clinic, or those of us who aren’t working in essential retail stores like Foodland or a grocery store, we have plenty of down time to spend a few moments completing the census. Remember, you count for Lawrence County.

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