2020 Census operations resume in Colorado

Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

Colorado and several other states saw 2020 Census operations restart this week after pausing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the four Area Census Offices (ACOs) in Colorado (Colorado North, Colorado Springs, Aurora and Denver) resumed work under important operational adjustments from the U.S. Census Bureau, so as to continue working to get an accurate count of individuals while also following public health guidelines and keeping everyone safe. Specifically, the Bureau’s Update/Leave work resumed, which means census invitation packets are being dropped off at Colorado’s rural households and households that don’t regularly receive mail at home. This is a no-contact operation, and those in Update/Leave areas do not need to interact with census workers and should maintain safe social distancing. Additionally, if you receive an invitation packet and have already responded to the 2020 Census, you do not need to respond again.

Wherever you live, please encourage your community to respond to the census; you don’t need an invitation letter or packet and can answer online or by phone with just your home address. Counting every single Coloradan is essential to ensuring we receive the appropriate federal dollars for child care, education and health care resources over the next decade.

Erica Manoatl

About Erica Manoatl

Erica Manoatl is the Research Analyst for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she supports the organization’s research priorities, data analysis, and writing in all issue areas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from George Washington University and a Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health from Columbia University.