- People who do not regularly live at my house are now temporarily living here due to COVID-19. Where should they be counted?
- Is it true that you have to complete the Census in order to receive the “stimulus” checks from the federal government in response to COVID-19?
- What delays are taking place due to COVID-19?
- Will Census Bureau field staff still visit households that haven’t completed the survey for their household by the end of April?
- How will the Census count college students who had to move out early from their college residence facilities due to COVID-19?
Why do they ask for the names of people living or staying in the household?
The Census Bureau asks for names to ensure that people are only counted once and in the right place. The Bureau uses names in combination with date of birth and other information to identify and reconcile potential “duplicates” (where the same person is counted in multiple households or on multiple forms).
Additionally, information provided in response to the 2020 Census will be made public after 72 years and this information is used by those interested in exploring their ancestry and genealogy.