The 2020 Census is now moving toward its final phase. Actual human census takers have begun door to door follow up to those who have not previously responded.
As you know it is vitally important that every household responds to the census so that our village is fairly represented for resource allocations. To assist with your contact, here is information from the 2020 Census on what to expect and safety measures. The official counts end on September 30, 2020.
NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ALLOW CENSUS TAKERS IN YOUR HOME!
What To Expect
- Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All census takers complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods.
- Census takers are hired from your area, and their goal is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census If the census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does speak your language.
- If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.
- If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response.
How Can You Verify That Someone Is a Census Taker?
- If someone visits your home this year 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. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
- Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, the public may contact their regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative at (312) 579-1500.
The Images Below Will Help You Verify Someone Is a Census Taker