Updated: April 29, 2020 05:45 PM
Created: April 29, 2020 04:34 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- More than 150,000 New Mexico households have not received their Census packet because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Without a complete count of New Mexicans, the state could lose out on millions of dollars.
State officials said Census employees were supposed to hand-deliver packets to many people living in rural areas. However, field operations are suspended until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That's when the state expects families to receive their Census packets.
The state is also calling and texting people to remind them to complete the Census once they receive their packet.
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