Jul. 10, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner is urging all in Houston to respond to the 2020 Census ,
The mayor of the city oF Houston, Sylvester Turner, in His 7/9/2020 briefing in the gallery room of the city hall, underscored the importance of the 2020 census, as he asked all those in Houston irrespective of their immigration status to answer the census online.
The mayor said Houston has recorded just 50% of the count of it,s close to 2,5 million people. The other USA cities are having a count of close to 70% on average he said, noting that just an I % missed count could cost his city close to $250 million, money which is needed for education, health care and other uses that benefit the community and people.
The COVID 19 pandemic response allocations to cities are tied to the population recorded in the census, reasons why people should answer the census.
The mayor also spoke about rising cases of COVID 19 in his city as he called on Houstonians to practice social and physical distancing when possible, wear face coverings, hand hygiene, and sanitation and avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
The goal presently is to keep the daily positive test numbers below 300 to help with better contact tracing work and outcomes.
The city has entered into phase 2 of the COVID 19 strategic plans and all is done to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate it,s impact on the economy and lives of Houstonians.
Dr. Akwo Ntuba Thompson