2020 Census Field Operations Delayed

Census Bureau will wait until April to make in-person visits.

On Wednesday, the Census Bureau announced that it would be postponing the start of field operations that are essential to get a complete count of people in the United States. In-person visits will not begin until April in order to slow and lower the spread of COVID-19. The Bureau stated that it would reassess its operational plan as more information becomes available in April.

Individuals are able to use laptops, smartphones, desktops, or tablets to respond online, or can also be counted over the phone or by mail. The Bureau said in a press release, “With the flexibility and support of the American people, we will achieve a complete and accurate count which helps guide funding decisions for things like hospitals, roads and emergency services.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Census Bureau to get an accurate count of people amid COVID-19 concerns.
  • For President Trump’s Administration to lessen the effects of the spreading sickness. 
  • For those who are in the U.S. to actively respond to the census. 

Sources: NPR, Census.gov


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