U.S. Census Workers Complete COVID-19 Safety Course, Start Door Knocking Effort

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This week, U.S. Census workers will begin door-to-door follow up to homes that have not completed the census by mail, phone, or online. All three options will still be available once door-to-door census taking begins.

Michigan 2020 Census Executive Director Kerry Ebersole Singh said the Census Bureau is continuing to train census takers who are required to complete a COVID-19 virus safety course, maintain a social distance outdoors during census interviews, and wear face coverings.

Workers started last week in the Lansing area and Oakland County. Workers are expected to fan out starting this week in other communities to make sure everyone is counted.

The census asks your name, age, gender, ethnicity, race, number of people in the household, anyone else staying in the house as of April 1, if you own or rent your home and your phone number.


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The Detroit Regional Chamber is committed to helping the Detroit region get an accurate Census count across to help both business and government make better decisions and invest in our communities. Business owners and operators can help achieve an accurate 2020 Census by encouraging their employees and customers to complete their census questionnaires early. Businesses can start promoting the census in March 2020, when households receive their census materials by mail, using the resources outlined in this toolkit.

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