By Jim Bea Sampaga
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau adjusted its 2020 Census operations by extending field data collection and responses deadline to October 31, 2020.
According to their official website, the Census Bureau temporarily suspended their field data collection activities in March with a plan to reactivate it on June 1, 2020.
Census takers will interview households in person if they failed to self-respond.
Self-responses through online, phone, and by mail will be accepted until the new deadline extension date.
Processing the apportionment counts is also rescheduled to October 31, 2020 and must be delivered to the President by April 30, 2021.
The apportionment counts enumerate each state’s population which determines the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
To respond to the 2020 Census and check updates on their operations, visit 2020census.gov.