Dear Friend,

I hope you and your families are staying safe and managing O.K. during this difficult time.

If you’re looking for something to do to pass the time while you stay at home and help stop the spread of the coronavirus, I encourage you to participate in the 2020 Census.

It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s confidential. And it’s safe.

Today, April 1, is Census Day. By now, you should have received — or will soon receive — an invitation in the mail from the U.S. Census Bureau to fill out your 2020 Census form. Once you receive the invitation, you can follow its instructions and complete the form online, by phone, or by mail.

While the coronavirus has impacted some of the U.S. Census Bureau’s field operations, the 2020 Census remains on course. The census helps us allocate programs and services — including community health clinics, schools, affordable housing, roads and other vital services — that help Maryland communities thrive. So don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference, to make your voice heard and to make it count.

For more information about the 2020 Census, visit or

And for more information about the coronavirus, please visit my website. We have lots of great resources to help you and your families get through this public health emergency.

Be well and be safe.


John P. Sarbanes
Maryland’s Third Congressional District