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Census workers to go door-to-door in Michigan communities

August 9, 2020 GMT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off its door-to-door effort, following up with Michigan residents who have yet to respond to the census.

Workers started last week in the Lansing area and Oakland County, and are expected to fan out Tuesday in other communities to make sure everyone is counted.

Census takers only will visit homes that have not completed the census by mail, phone or online. All three options will still be available once door-to-door census taking begins.

The census asks your name, age, gender, ethnicity, race, number of people in the household, anyone else staying in the house as of April 1, if you own or rent your home and your phone number

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Michigan 2020 Census Executive Director Kerry Ebersole Singh said the Census Bureau is continuing to train census takers who are required to complete a COVID-19 virus safety course, maintain a social distance outdoors during census interviews, and wear face coverings.