Denver Public Health is currently working with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to closely monitor coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
An outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019, and cases have now been found internationally, including in the U.S.
The 2020 Census is happening right now! It’s your opportunity to keep our community safe and healthy by bringing in resources: health care, support for people out of work, food assistance and educational funding. As our city rebuilds from this pandemic, we will rely on funding derived from our Census count.
Census data helps Denver Health and Denver Public Health to receive federal funding that supports providing critical care to our community. If our families don’t answer their Census, this leads to missing resources and our communities being especially hard hit when there’s a crisis like the current pandemic. A full census count can help protect our families, friends and neighbors.
The Census is easy and safe; just 9 simple questions for each person in your home (even if they are not related to you). The information you provide is kept confidential by federal law, and there’s no question about citizenship or where you were born on the 2020 Census.Respond now, whether it’s by phone, mail or online -- and get counted! For more information, visit denvergov.org/Census2020.