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Philly Counts launches COVID-19 Community Response Captain Program

Philly Counts, the City’s effort to support the next United States Census, today launched the COVID-19 Community Response Captain Program. This program follows a similar structure to the Census Champion program that launched in September 2019. Through this organizing strategy, Philly Counts has successfully trained more than 8,000 people who were able to return to their communities as a trusted source of information and support.

The daily virtual Community Response Captain Program trainings will include updated COVID-19 information, a comprehensive resource guide, and steps for community action in English, Spanish, French and Chinese. Upon completing the training, COVID-19 Community Response Captains will be able to relay the most accurate and updated information to their peers, and provide support when needed.

What is the role of a COVID-19 Community Response Captain?

Share updated information about the COVID-19 pandemic
Check-in on your neighbors
Encourage your peers to follow CDC guidelines
Provide informational support and help peers find services
Provide support to non-English speakers

Members of the public can choose the session that works best for them based on time and language using the list of events available at phila.gov/census.