Workers have begun visiting households that have not responded to the 2020 census, according to a Census Bureau news release that said 56 million nationwide have not filled out the questionnaire.
Workers will visit homes to assist residents, who can also fill it out online at 2020census.gov, by calling 844-330-2020 or by mail: U.S. Census Bureau National Processing Center, 1201 E. 10th St., Jeffersonville, IN 47132.
Census takers are here to help you complete the #2020Census. By answering a few questions, you’ll help shape the future of your community for the next 10 years. Learn more at https://t.co/nzqhoc1xHM. pic.twitter.com/xuAHiQ8JiB— U.S. Census Bureau (@uscensusbureau) August 11, 2020
Census workers will take security measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, such as face masks and social distancing, and will avoid entering people’s homes unless absolutely necessary.
Residents will be able to identify Census Bureau workers because they use an official photo ID. They can call their regional census office to confirm the identity of the worker. There will be a large number of bilingual workers, the bureau reports.
The census helps determine funding for schools, streets and infrastructure and medical and social programs. It will not be ask if residents are United States citizens. By law, the Census Bureau must keep your answers and information strictly confidential and will not used it against you or sell it to private companies. You can review the census questions at this website.