The Community, Professional and Economic Development unit at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has launched a community survey to assess major challenges facing communities and how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a press release, the survey aims to understand the challenges facing community groups and identify the resources needed to help communities respond, reflect, and look towards the future.

While assessing community needs is crucial, the survey also seeks to capture stories of resiliency--like organizing mutual networks, hand-sewing masks, and planning caravan birthday parties—to illustrate all the ways communities are demonstrating unity and cultivating support.

COVID-19 triumphs and challenges will be shared via social media, blog posts, and other ways so communities can collaboratively identify best practices, reflect on lessons learned, and celebrate successes.

This survey data will also inform future community, professional and economic development program efforts and new resources for communities across Arkansas.

Take the survey by clicking the link below. https://bit.ly/COVIDCommunitySvy

For more information about the survey, contact Carla Due at cdue@uaex.edu or call 870-779-3609.