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CENSUS BUREAU ADAPTS OPERATIONS TO ENSURE EVERYONE IS COUNTED
As the U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the impacts COVID-19 has on 2020 Census operations, changes to operations are being deployed to ensure the safety of staff and the public while maximizing the number of households that respond on their own to the 2020 Census.
"We are taking steps and adapting our operations to make sure everyone is counted, while keeping everyone safe", said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham. "Our commitment to a complete and accurate 2020 Census is absolute. In this challenging environment, we are deploying these tactics to make sure we reach every household in every community. If you haven’t responded, the time to respond is now!
Responding to the 2020 Census online, on paper, by phone, or in person with a census taker, helps secure vital resources for your community."
In Case You Missed It
We’re sharing some key points from Director Dillingham’s August 3, 2020 statement below:
Statement from U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham:
Delivering a Complete and Accurate 2020 Census Count
Complete Count: A robust field data collection operation will ensure we receive responses from households that have not yet self-responded to the 2020 Census.
The Census Bureau continues its work on meeting the requirements of Executive Order 13880 issued July 11, 2019 and the Presidential Memorandum issued July 21, 2020. A team of experts are examining methodologies and options to be employed for this purpose. The collection and use of pertinent administrative data continues.
We are committed to a complete and accurate 2020 Census. To date, 76.5% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census, with 12.1% counted by census takers and other field data collection operations, and 64.4% of housing units responding online, by phone or by mail. Building on our successful and innovative internet response option, the dedicated women and men of the Census Bureau, including our temporary workforce deploying in communities across the country in upcoming weeks, will work diligently to achieve an accurate count.
We appreciate the support of our hundreds of thousands of community-based, business, state, local and tribal partners contributing to these efforts across our Nation. The 2020 Census belongs to us all. If you know someone who has not yest responded, please encourage them to do so today online at 2020census.gov, over the phone or by mail.