The official date for the census is April 1. But not really. That’s the date we’re supposed to count every person in the household. Toksook Bay in Alaska was the start of the 2020 census on January 21 for some reason.
April 29 though May 1 are the dates to count people experiencing homelessness for shelters and encampments around the country. April 19 to June 19 are the dates to count students in colleges (not too many to count these days), senior centers and prisons and jails, though a number of states and cities are releasing prisoners where the close quarters help spread the coronavirus.
The census workers are supposed to count those who have not returned their information from May 27 to August 14. However, a number of potential census takers are uncertain about going door to door if the virus is not well-contained by that time. There may be postponements or the census will likely use other means to gather the information.
If you have not completed your census form yet, you can go to https://my2020census.gov/ where you can do it online. Should you want to do it over the phone, you can call (720) 962-3700.
Regardless of how you contact them, the census is really important to complete, as the information gathered is vital for congressional representation and monies allocated to the states. All information is confidential, and there is nothing that reflects a person’s identity with the gathered information.