The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will open up their Area Census Offices and resume operations Monday, June 1, for their Richardson, Arlington, Duncanville and Farmers Branch locations. The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15 but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Census Bureau will deliver 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires at the front doors of roughly 5.1 million stateside households. This operation is crucial to ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities, which helps guide hundreds of billions of dollars in public and private sector spending per year.
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. This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines.
Census response statistics as of May 21:
- 62.7 percent—Richardson self-response
- 54.6 percent—Texas self-response
- 59.9 percent—National self-response