Census Takers will be in Medford conducting Non-Response Follow-Up, where they will knock on people's doors who have not filled out the Census.
Census takers will start visiting households that haven't responded in 34 Oregon counties beginning Thursday, July 30. The remaining two counties, Multnomah and Clackamas, will begin on August 11. This operation, called Non-Response Follow Up (NRFU), is the largest operation of the decennial census and is scheduled to conclude no later than October 31.
What Households Can Expect
- The Census Bureau will provide face masks to census takers and requires that they wear a mask while conducting their work. They will follow CDC and local public health guidelines when they visit. Census takers must complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing protocols and other health and safety guidance before beginning their work in neighborhoods.
- Census takers are hired from local communities. All census takers speak English, and many are bilingual. If a census taker does not speak the householderís language, the household may request a return visit from a census taker who does. Census takers will also have materials on hand to help identify the householdís language.
- If no one is home when the census taker visits, they will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.
- Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census takerís identity, the public may contact their regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
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