Census resumes field operations

The Census Bureau is resuming some field operations in Pennsylvania this week, particularly the “Update/Leave” operation. This means that census workers will be again working in some communities.  

About Update/Leave Operation: The Update/Leave operation is designed to occur in areas where the majority of housing units either do not have mail delivered to the physical location of the housing unit or the mail delivery information for the housing unit cannot be verified. The purpose of this operation is to leave a questionnaire package at every identified housing unit. The Update/Leave operation does not require interaction between households and a Census Bureau employee and follows current federal health and safety guidelines.

Update/Leave Fact Sheet: https://www.census.gov/library/fact-sheets/2020/dec/update-leave.html

Emma C. Hamme, AICP
Senior Countywide Planner
Lancaster County Planning Commission
150 N. Queen Street, Suite #320
Lancaster, PA 17603

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