In-person visits at households that have not yet responded to the census have begun in Pennsylvania. Encourage your residents to cooperate with census takers and ensure that everyone who was living in their household as of April 1, 2020, is counted.
Here’s what you need to know about these in-person visits:
Census takers are REQUIRED to wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit homes.
Workers have completed a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work.
Census takers are hired from local communities. They 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.
If no one is home, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.
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, call the Philadelphia regional census center at 267-780-2600 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.