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Friday, May 15, 2020


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Laurie Cipriano, U.S. Census Bureau

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2020 Census Field Operations Resume in Colorado

Census workers to wear PPE

Denver, CO -  The U.S. Census Bureau is resuming 2020 Census field operations in Colorado next week. For the health and safety of Census employees and the public, field staff will observe social distancing protocols and will wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


U.S. Census Bureau field employees will begin dropping off 2020 Census invitation packets at front doors of households in areas that do not receive mail at their homes. This field operation follows current federal health and safety guidelines and does not require interaction between households and Census Bureau employees.


Households that receive the 2020 Census invitation packets are strongly encouraged to respond promptly - using the census ID included in the questionnaire packet. Coloradans can still respond online, by phone, or by completing and returning the paper form by mail. Responding online with the Census ID or completing and returning the paper questionnaire helps ensure an accurate count of Colorado communities.


ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS

  • It has never been easier to respond to the #2020Census on your own - all without having to meet a census taker. Respond today and make Colorado the state with the highest #2020Census self-response rate in the nation! Go to 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020.
  • The 2020 Census is a short questionnaire that asks about who lives in your household as of April 1, 2020. 
  • The 2020 Census requires counting a diverse and growing population in the United States and the five U.S. territories.
  • The 2020 Census is important because it will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, inform hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
  • Responding to the 2020 Census is safe and secure. Individual responses are confidential and protected by law.
  • The current deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is October 31, 2020.


The Census Bureau is also resuming fingerprinting for new census takers to keep applicants moving through the hiring process. Census staff will also return to Colorado’s four Area Census Offices to support the field operation.


Check HERE for updates on field operations by location. This webpage will be updated weekly as field operations resume in phases across the United States.


Later this year, the U.S. Census Bureau plans to send census takers to visit Colorado households that have not responded to the 2020 Census to help them complete questionnaires.



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To help you answer the census, the U.S. Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print.

Do people have to answer all census questions?

While the law requires persons to answer all census questions accurately, an incomplete census form will still be included in the head count.