How to identify Census workers in your neighborhood


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – As Census takers begin visiting homes of those who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census, it is good to know how to identify takers from the fakers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, takers will be wearing masks and following the public health guidelines of the area they are visiting.

There are protocols you can follow if you have a taker that visits your home and does not speak the same language as you. You can request a worker online who speaks the same language as you to return to your home.

Census takers will make home visits from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. weekdays and weekends. If no one is home they will leave you with information on the next steps you should take.

Be sure to identify a Census worker by making sure they have the right identification that will include their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.

For more information on identifying Census workers in your neighborhood and the 2020 Census, you can check out their website.

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