The U.S. Census Bureau has moved up the deadline to complete their data collection to September 30, 2020, a month earlier than planned. Lower Southampton Township’s response rate as of today is 77%. Let’s make that number higher!
If you have not responded yet, you can choose to respond to the census online, by phone or by mail. To respond online, click HERE to go to the U.S. website. To respond by phone, call 1-844-330-2020. Census takers will be contacting you if you have not responded yet. Participation in 2020 Census interviews should present a low risk of transmission of COVID-19. Census takers are trained to rigorously and universally follow these CDC recommendations to mitigate risk of transmission:
- Wearing of face masks.
- Maintaining social distance of 6 ft. or more.
- Practicing hand hygiene.
- Not entering homes, and conducting interviews outside as much as possible or practical.
Household members encountered by census staff are encouraged to maintain social distances during interviews and practice the CDC’s other recommendations as much as possible.
The CDC stands ready to support the work of the Census Bureau and its staff in providing consultation and technical assistance to ensure that relevant data and findings are communicated in a timely fashion to keep Census field staff and household members safe and healthy.