Census says restart to field operations will be in phases

Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 17:19:58-04

The U.S. Census Bureau’s return to field operations for the 2020 national head count will take place in phases based on a region’s lockdown orders and the availability of protective gear against the new coronavirus. That's what bureau officials told lawmakers last Friday. Census Bureau officials told members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform that there will be a phased start to the resumption of field operations on June 1. The spreading virus forced the bureau in mid-March to halt field operations. That included reaching out to college students in off-campus housing and dropping off paper questionnaires to households without traditional addresses.