Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Illinois, many efforts led and created by Census advocates will need to change in order to ensure a complete count in our state. The safety and health of staff, volunteers, colleagues, and leaders is of the upmost importance for Forefront's IL Count Me In 2020 program. In order to ensure our partners are making informed choices about their staff and programs, we have compiled a list of links on Census & COVID-19 resources as advocates consider digital communications strategies, phone banking, or other outreach during the virus pandemic. 

As our communities work to contain and combat the spread of COVID-19, it is important for advocates to remind them that it has never been easier to respond to the Census, and the Census will count everyone accurately. People can fill out the Census in three ways: online, by phone, or paper questionnaire. 

U.S. Census Bureau Updates

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

What College Students Need to Know to Be Counted in the Right Place

National Resources

Message from Gary Bass, Bauman Foundation and FCI Chair

Census Counts COVID-19 Talking Points

State Voices COVID-19 Guidance

Census Digital U

WeCount LA COVID-19 Field Guidance

NALEO COVID-19 & Latino Communications Toolkit

Census Counts - Message and Talking Points of the Week - 5/18/2020

Census Counts - Message and Talking Points of the Week - 5/26/2020

Census Counts - Message of the Week and Resources admist the protests

Census Counts - Message and Talking Points of the Week - 6/29/2020

Illinois Resources

IL Count Me In 2020 COVID-19 Field Guidance

Forefront's COVID-19 Resource Page

987-987 Texting Program

Asian American Advancing Justice | Chicago COVID-19 Resources