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U.S. Census encourages people to complete census by mail, online amid COVID-19 pandemic

Joy Wang
Updated: March 14, 2020 10:24 PM
Created: March 14, 2020 09:09 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a COVID-19 internal task force to monitor and evaluate the virus in order to protect census workers and the public.

Census workers are encouraging people to respond to the census online. People without internet access can also respond to the census with a mail-in option.

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“We are encouraging people to complete the survey by April 1. That’s the official census date but they have until July to complete the survey,” said Brandale Mills, a US Census Bureau Media Specialist. “Now if they don't complete it within the first few months of the survey the invitation having been mailed, then they will kind of get follow up calls and eventually census takers will come to their house to help them complete the survey in person.”

The census includes questions about age, race, ethnicity and the number of individuals who live in each household.

To read U.S. Census Bureau’s statement about COVID-19, click here.


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