Health and Safety Updates

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and the American public continues to be the Census Bureau’s top priority.

Last Revised: September 30, 2020
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Field and office staff will be provided personal protective equipment and sanitizer to ensure safety during work shifts.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce and the public, the Census Bureau has implemented the following safety measures:

  • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer for field and office staffs.
  • Conducting deep cleaning of office workspaces.
  • Developing mandatory COVID-19 training (outlining steps for staying safe while performing field duties).
  • Requiring social distancing in offices.
  • Maximizing telework, when possible.

The phased return-to-work plan adheres to guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management as well as federal, state and local authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For the latest updates, please see 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19.

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