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    Census workers have completed the 2020 Census “Update Leave” operation, which involved 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires being delivered to households in certain — often rural — areas across the country, according to the Census Bureau.

    In these areas, most households generally do not receive mail at their homes, so census workers have dropped off census materials in person. When the operation is complete, nearly every household nationwide will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census either in the mail or from a census worker.

    As of June 18, 65.9% of households have responded to the census in Utah. The U.S. Census Bureau urges households to respond now by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire, responding online at 2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-330-2020 using the provided Census ID.

    Currently, nearly four out of ten households have yet to respond to the 2020 Census, which is why the Census Bureau urges every household to complete it as soon as possible online, by phone or by mail. A census taker will visit households that do not respond to the invitation during the Nonresponse Followup Operation.

    “Your response shapes decisions about how public funds are spent for schools, fire and emergency services, and health care for your community. Results from the 2020 Census also determine how many seats each state receives in Congress and provide data for redrawing legislative districts,” said the bureau in a statement.

    If a household has not received an invitation in the mail or at the door, respond online at 2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020.

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