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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Census Takers Visiting in Person to Non-responding Households

We Count Blaine 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is sending census takers to interview households in person through September 30. Residents are encouraged to cooperate with census takers and ensure that everyone who was living in your household as of April 1, 2020, is counted. 

Still Time to Self Respond

Respond now so a census taker will not need to obtain your census response.

Everyone’s response is important in order for Blaine to receive a fair share of representation in government and a fair share of billions in federal funds that flow to state and local communities. These funds support services such as hospital and emergency services, schools and job training, roads, and more. 

What Households Can Expect

The Census Bureau will provide face masks to census takers and requires that census takers wear a mask while conducting their work. They will follow CDC and local public health guidelines when they visit. Census takers must complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing protocols and other health and safety guidance before beginning their work in neighborhoods.

Census takers are hired from local communities. All census takers speak English, and many are bilingual. If a census taker does not speak the householder’s language, the household may request a return visit from a census taker who does. Census takers will also have materials on hand to help identify the household’s language.

How to Identify Census Takers

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, by calling 844-330-2020. 

If no one is home when the census taker visits, they will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

More information about census takers is available at,  2020Census.gov/census-takers.

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