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Save a Visit from a Census Taker - Complete Your Census Form Today

Last Updated on Jul 22, 2020 at 9:57am

GCPS Families,

Please read the following information regarding the 2020 Census. With all that is happening right now with COVID19, participating in the Census may not seem like a high priority. However, please understand that the information gathered from the Census can and will affect funding for public schools for the next ten years! As Mr. Vose says, please make the difference in your community by filling out the 2020 Census.

Thank you so very much,
Barbara Baker
Superintendent of Schools
The Garrett County Complete Count Committee would like to remind all residents of the County who haven’t done so to complete their 2020 Census survey and help make a difference to their community. The U.S. Census Bureau has provided several options this time to make the process fast and easy: either online at, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by mail using an official Census questionnaire for those who received one. Census enumerators will be starting to make visits to households that have not yet completed the Census on August 11. For those who need computer access, Wifi, or other help, local branches of the Ruth Enlow Library in Accident, Friendsville, Grantsville, Kitzmiller or Oakland can assist.

The U.S. Census is required by the Constitution and the information it provides helps determine how many representatives a state gets in Congress. In addition, federal and State grants of all kinds rely on Census data to understand the area – funding for local schools, health care facilities, businesses and governments all relies on having the most accurate data possible, and every person missed costs the State about $18,000 in funding. All information provided to the Census has its privacy protected by law.

“A few clicks or a phone call now will save you a knock on the door later. Remember, ‘Garrett County Counts Because You Do!’” said Thomas Vose, chairman of the Complete Count Committee.
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