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Census workers could be coming to your front door to drop off a questionnaire packet.
Vermont homes which do not receive mail at their physical address could be visited by Census workers. Hand-delivering census materials was suspended on March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, resumed May 8 for certain neighborhoods and communities.
The drop off to 61,100 Vermont homes is a contactless operation in adherence with public safety guidelines, according to a press release from the Census Bureau. “Temporary field staff have been trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the public,” the release states.
The communities which will be visited by 2020 Census workers can be found in yellow on this Census Bureau’s Type of Enumeration Area Map. Essex County will receive the highest percentage of household visits at 63.1%, followed by Windham at 39.6%, Windsor 26.9%, Bennington 26.2%, Caledonia 24.4% and Orleans at 24%. All other Vermont counties have 17% or less homes receiving packets by their front door, including Chittenden, with half a percent of homes being visited.
The Census Bureau strongly encourages Vermonters to respond promptly to Census questions using their Census ID number included in the packet. Respondents can fill out the paper forms, or respond online or by phone.
More information about the U.S. Census can be found at 2020census.gov.
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