U.S. Census to Stop Collecting Responses on Sept. 30August 24th, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously announced. That includes door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail.
The latest updates to the bureau's plans are part of efforts to accelerate the completion of data collection and apportionment counts by statutory deadline of Dec. 31, 2020, as required by law and directed by the secretary of commerce who oversees the bureau.
The Census is extremely crucial to local governments as it helps to fund transportation projects, housing, infrastructure, and other community needs.
To learn more, visit https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/delivering-complete-accurate-count.html.