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Census workers are going door to door in some areas of MI


Census workers are knocking on doors at households that have not responded to the 2020 census. They're starting in Lansing and Oakland County.

Door to door efforts began early this month and will end on September 30.

Kerry Ebersole-Singh is the Michigan Statewide Census Director. She says the most work needs to be done in Detroit, but that won’t start until next week.

Ebersole-Singh says door to door census takers are operating with health and safety in mind.

"They will be wearing masks and be social distancing after they hit on your door, they will be complying with all public health guidelines," said Ebersole-Singh. "But they’re still going to knock on your door because we need to get you counted."

She says if a household has not completed the census, workers might come to their door multiple times in order to make sure they get counted.