The US Census Bureau has recently begun the process of home visitations for those who have not yet completed the 2020 Census. It is important for our community to understand these procedures amid the social distancing efforts of COVID-19.
Please note, there is still time to complete the 2020 Census! It is not too late to respond online or by phone. Doing this ensures a Census worker will not have to visit your home to collect your response. We encourage you to respond by September 30 to help the City reach our participation goal of 83%.
The goal of the Census takers is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census. Takers operate between 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., including weekends. If no one is home at the time a Census employee visits, they will leave a notice of visit with information on how to respond. If the Census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you can request a return visit from an employee who does speak your language.
Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All census employees are required to complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing, as well as other health and safety protocols, prior to beginning their work.
If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. They may also carry other Census Bureau or other similar equipment.
If you are unable to confirm a census taker’s identity, you may contact your regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
For more information, instructions, and other relevant updates, please visit the Census website.