NewsFlash

July 31, 2020

Census 2020: Why your response matters

An accurate count of the population serves as the basis for fair political representation and plays a vital role in many areas of public life.


Have you responded to the US Census Bureau for the 2020 Census? The response rate for the Town of Sunnyvale is currently at 79.4%. If you have not responded, it is highly encouraged that you do so!


Here's a few reasons why your response is important for the future of Sunnyvale:

  • Redistricting - The results of the Census are used to adjust or redraw electoral districts, based on where populations have increased or decreased.
  • Federal Funding - The results of the 2020 Census will inform decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities across the country—for hospitals, fire departments, school lunch programs, and other critical programs and services.
  • Business Decisions - The 2020 Census will be valuable to businesses, as the results will provide a rich set of data on the communities they serve, including population trends and growth projections. Business owners rely on census results to make decisions, such as where to open new stores, restaurants, factories, or offices, where to expand operations, where to recruit employees, and which products and services to offer.


Click the button at the bottom of this newsletter to submit your response today!


Source: US Census Bureau

Parks Master Plan Survey now available

The Town of Sunnyvale is currently updating the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan. The 2020 Parks Master Plan survey is now available. The survey can be accessed at townofsunnyvale.org/parksmasterplansurvey. Your input will help guide the park and recreation planning efforts for the next five to ten years.


A postcard with additional information will be arriving in Sunnyvale residents' mailboxes within the next week. The survey will remain available until Sept. 7, 2020.


If you have questions regarding the Parks Master Plan, please contact Parks Director Burton Barr by phone or email.


COVID-19 case count

As of 11 a.m., July 31, DCHHS is reporting 707 additional confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed case count in Dallas County to 49,976, including 671 confirmed deaths. Seven additional deaths were reported today including:


  • A woman in her 40’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Garland. She had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Dallas. He expired in the facility and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 60’s who was a resident of the City of Lancaster. She expired in an area hospital emergency department and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60’s who was a resident of the City of Grand Prairie. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.


“While the numbers this week are shaping up to be lower than they were at our high point reached earlier this month, they are still over four times higher than the average when the Governor’s Open Texas plan started. It’s imperative that everyone continue to use masks when around other people outside their home. Take your mask with you even if you don’t think you’ll be around other people and put it on if you come into contact with others. Please continue to avoid unnecessary trips for anything but work, essentials or outdoor exercise. Particularly avoid places where people cannot wear a mask one hundred percent of the time. The mask is not a substitute for a minimum of six foot distancing, so please keep your distance and please remember to use good hand hygiene and wash frequently." -Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

Complete the US Census here

Please click this button to complete the US Census. They will ask for your ID, which is on materials they mailed to you. If you do not have this number, please use the option to enter your address.

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