Listen: Virginia Hyer with the Census Bureau is looking for 100 percent response and wants people to know if the Census Takers come to your door, they are easily identified and will follow proper Covid-19 protocal.
Before entering the field, census takers complete training on social distancing and safety protocols. They will follow public health guidelines and are required to wear a face mask when conducting home visits. They 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. The Census Bureau continues to encourage people to respond to the 2020 Census on their own to avoid a visit from a census taker.
More than $675 billion in federal funds will be allocated to communities across the country every year for the next decade. Communities that are undercounted risk missing out on support for an array of critical programs and services, including housing, transportation, health care, education, and emergency response.