The Add Annotation tool in Esri Community Analyst allows creating text, shapes, drawings, and images on the map as annotations. However, when closing and reopening the map containing annotations, the annotations are no longer displayed on the map.
Annotations added to the map appear as temporary objects and no layer is created for the annotation within the Community Analyst application.
As a workaround, share the Community Analyst map to ArcGIS Online together with the created annotations, and add the shared map back into the Community Analyst map.
Note: The annotations in the added map is not editable.