From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, free Visa gift cards will be distributed to citizens who have not completed the 2020 Census. The event will be held on the parking lot of Thunder Lanes Bowling Center, 1600 E. Harding Ave.


The city of Pine Bluff will host this second Census Roundup to promote the U.S. 2020 Census, according to a news release.


Citizens will be able to obtain a gift card by driving to the parking lot and completing the census in their vehicles. WiFi and Google Chromebooks, provided by the Pine Bluff School District, will be available. Citizens may either connect to the WiFi on their own devices or use Chromebooks to complete the census questionnaire. Tables will also be set up for walk-ups.


Gift cards will only be distributed to individuals who complete the census on the parking lot. If citizens have completed the census prior to the roundup, they are encouraged to invite friends and families who have not, according to the release.


Public health safety measures will be implemented throughout the roundup to protect against COVID-19.


The 2020 Census is currently available online. Individuals may visit www.my2020census.gov to complete it.


Funds for the Visa gift cards are provided by a grant to the local Census panel, the Pine Bluff Complete Count Committee, according to a news release.


“Pine Bluff is counting on each and every resident to ensure a complete count,” according to the release.