U.S. Census Bureau to hand out questionnaires in Indiana this week

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This Sunday, April 5, 2020, letter shows a Census form mailed to a resident in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin dropping off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of Hoosier households this week.

This will be done in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address.

The Census Bureau has started began hand-delivering census materials on March 15, but that was suspended on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Field staff from Area Census Offices in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Lake County have been trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protectiveequipment for their safety and the safety of the public. This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines.

People are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet. Responding with a census IDor 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.

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(This story was originally published on May 18, 2020)

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