Census takers began following up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 census. Census takers began visiting households in Boone County Thursday, July 16. We don’t know where and when census takers will be but we wanted to make sure everyone knew that they could expect to see them soon.
Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government identification badge with their photograph, a U. S. Department of Commerce watermark and expiration date on the badge. If any member of the public has concerns and would like to confirm the identity of someone at their door, they can call 312-579-1500 to speak with a census bureau representative.
Census takers are required to complete a virtual Covid-19 training on social distancing protocols and other health and safety guidance before beginning the work in neighborhoods. They will also follow local public health guidelines when they visit.
If no one is home when the census taker visits, they will leave a notice of the visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail. Households can still respond now online at my2020census.gov by phone at 844-330-2020 or by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received in the spring. The deadline for submitting information is September 30, 2020. Please remember that taking the census can be a very important and beneficial effort on your part in assisting our community.￼
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Sturgeon city office at 573-687-3321.￼￼￼￼￼￼