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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Rockville Counts: Check the Mail for Your Census Invitation

Rockville, Maryland, March 12 – Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will arrive by mail beginning today, through Friday, March 20.

Census Day is Wednesday, April 1. By then, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

Get Help

City community centers are opening their computer labs for community members who choose to complete their census questionnaire online. Trained staff are on hand to help from Monday, March 9-Sunday, April 5 and from Tuesday, April 14-Sunday, April 26 as follows:

  • Lincoln Park, Thomas Farm and Twinbrook community centers: 7-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.
  • Rockville Senior Center: noon-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A limited number of coupons for discounted taxi rides to and from the senior center, will be available for city residents age 60 and older through the Rockville Call N Ride program. For more information about Call N Ride, call 240-314-8810 or visit the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive.

How to Help

Meanwhile, preparations are ongoing to ensure a complete count for our community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill temporary positions to assist with the count. Learn more and apply at 2020census.gov/jobs. Montgomery County will hold training sessions for volunteer ambassadors from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 and Wednesday, April 15, in the second-floor meeting room of Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. (Volunteers need attend only one training.) Once trained, ambassadors will host information tables, distribute promotional materials and engage with county residents. Learn more and sign up at https://montgomerycountymd.gov/census/ambassadors.html.

Learn more about efforts to ensure a complete count at www.rockvillemd.gov/RockvilleCounts.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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