2020 has seen some unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our community in ways that will continue to affect us for years to come. With many people losing their jobs, we have created a food-delivery system for those that have been the most affected. Food is a basic need and having food means that they have one less thing to worry about during this difficult time.
Testing has been a huge challenge during this pandemic. There aren’t enough testing sites to administer tests to everyone who needs them. Currently, we are working on pop-up COVID-19 testing sites so we can help our community be safer for everyone.
You may be aware that the deadline for participating in the census has been bumped up from October 31 to September 30. This gives people less time to participate. It’s incredibly important for everyone to participate in the Census because the results influence many important decisions for the community such as funding.
We are working with an ad hoc task force to improve the Census participation rates in Parramore (currently at 30%) and West Lakes (currently around 44%). We have created a Census-A-Thon with weekly drawings for prizes. If you are in the Parramore or West Lakes area, click here to see how to participate in the Census and enter the drawing.