The following was posted to the DOH message board on Sept. 10. DOH values the census process. Facilities are encouraged to provide census takers with electronic or telephonic information when possible. However, facilities will have to permit the entrance of the person (provided that they verify the person works for the census) in the safest way possible.
Please ensure that when they enter the building they are oriented to procedures by a staff member who assures their competency and periodically verifies. They must properly wear a mask and maintain at least six feet physical distancing and practice frequent hand hygiene, minimizing contact with residents, staff, and the environment.