If you haven’t yet responded to the Census, you should have received a reminder postcard from the U.S. Census Bureau between July 22 and July 28. If after receiving that postcard you hadn’t filled it out, the Census Bureau will now begin sending enumerators to knock on your door. They will follow local health department guidelines, and are required to wear masks when visiting homes.
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. People are encouraged to cooperate with census takers and ensure that everyone who was living in their household as of April 1, 2020, is counted.
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.
If you have filled out the Census, you may get a follow-up call from the Census Bureau to validate the information to ensure everyone was counted. If you don’t answer the call, the Census Bureau will leave a voicemail with a 12-digit ID as a reference number. This goes through September 30. There will also be follow-up home visits to validate information from August 12 to September 30.
Visit My2020Census.gov to fill out the Census today.