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Census Bureau resumes field operations in Waco

Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus
Posted at 1:06 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 14:06:47-04

WACO, TX — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at the front doors of households in Waco, McLennan County on Tuesday, May 26.

This is done in areas where many households do not receive mail at their physical address.

The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15 but suspended all fieldwork due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporary field staff has been trained to observe social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the public.

This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines.

The health and safety of Census Bureau staff and the public is always a top priority.

People are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet.

Responding with a census ID or the paper questionnaire helps ensure the best count of their community.

People can respond online, by phone or by using the paper form in the packet.

For more information, please visit the 2020 Census COVID-19 operational adjustments page.