June 10, 2020
The delivery process of the US Census Questionnaires to each residence on Fishers Island is winding down and moving to another stage.
Many of you arriving on the island may find one of these packages hanging on your door. Because of COVID-19 there have been delays delivering the questionnaires.
- IF you have filled one out already, GREAT!
- IF you are a resident of Fishers Island and have not received a package or letter with your Census ID number on it,
PLEASE go directly to 2020census.gov and fill one out for your household. THANK YOU!
PLEASE NOTE: These are NOT related to the Fishers Island IHP COVID-19 Census that all islanders and visitors are being asked to complete this summer.
May 25, 2020
The two FI residents, put on hold in March as they were delivering the 2020 Government Census Questionnaire Package to all island residences and living quarters, will resume their Non- Contact/ Social Distancing delivery on Monday, May 25, 2020.
They will be hanging a bagged questionnaire package at the front entrance of each living quarters and mapping the location on their census device.
If you have already responded, Thank you! If you have not already responded. please use the packaged information to respond as soon as possible.
Thank you all for your cooperation!
Why the Census?
“The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the U.S. as of April 1, 2020. Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years.”
In order to protect the health and safety of our workforce and the public, the Census Bureau has taken the following safety measures prior to resuming field operations:
- Secured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizer for field and office staff;
- Conducted deep cleaning of office workspaces;
- Developed mandatory COVID-19 training (outlining steps for staying safe while performing field duties);
- Practicing social distancing, including shift work, in offices;
- Maximizing telework, when possible.
During this unprecedented time, protecting the health and safety of our employees and the American public continues to be the Census Bureau’s top priority.
2020 Census field operations have resumed in select locations across the nation.
The phased return-to-work plan adheres to guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management as well as federal, state and local authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. Census Bureau continues to accept applications for temporary part-time positions with the 2020 Census. Although many job offers have been made, there is still an opportunity for jobs to be offered.