March 16, 2021
The COVID-19 Project was originally released in November 2020. In February 2021, we updated the psychosocial data (Section LB) to add additional data from psychosocial questionnaires received since the original data release. The COVID-19 Project of HRS 2020 is being administered to the 50% random subsample of households who were originally assigned to enhanced face-to-face interviewing (EFTF), in two random half groups, one starting in June and one in September. This special release includes 3,266 respondents from the group released in June and was produced under an accelerated time frame to facilitate rapid access to HRS research data while the 2020 HRS data collection is still underway.