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Billions in federal funding on the line in upcoming census

Field operations pushed back until April 1 due to coronavirus concerns

Series: Coronavirus | Story 6

Last updated 3/25/2020 at 4:24pm

Christopher Kim

Recruiters from the Census Bureau offered information on census jobs at the Mill Creek Library earlier this year.

Census field operations have been suspended until April 1 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Census Bureau announced last week.

"During this pause in field operations, the Census Bureau will continue to evaluate all 2020 Census operations. Should any additional adjustments need to be made, the Census Bureau will communicate these changes broadly and promptly," the Bureau said in a press release.

People are urged to complete the census online – a new option that has garnered 11 million responses so far – so they can practice social distancing. Census takers plan to go door to do...

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