DEDHAM — Town Manager Leon Goodwin and Dedham Board of Health Chairwoman Leanne Jasset are encouraging residents to take the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey made available by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
“Communities across the state, especially marginalized communities, have faced numerous financial and emotional challenges as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Town Manager Goodwin said. “We encourage residents to share their experiences by completing this survey.”
The survey is meant to help the DPH learn about the experiences of Massachusetts residents throughout the pandemic, specifically from people of color and communities who have been historically underserved. Residents who have not become ill with COVID-19 are still managing stress, uncertainty and isolation, and these communities have been impacted the most by this public health emergency.
“The survey results will help the state to understand how different communities have been affected by the pandemic,” Jasset said. “The information residents share will help the DPH formulate plans and solutions, which in turn will assist us in ensuring our community has the resources it needs as we continue to respond to COVID-19.”
Anyone age 14 and older who lives in Massachusetts is welcome to complete the survey. The survey is also available in multiple languages.
The survey is available online and can be accessed on computer, phone or tablet. It is expected to take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. All answers are anonymous.