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Census Bureau Statement on Oct. 1 Court Ruling

Release Number CB20-RTQ.36
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OCT. 2, 2020 – On October 2, 2020, the message below was sent to census takers working on the 2020 Census:

“As a result of court orders, the October 5, 2020 target date is not operative, and data collection operations will continue through October 31, 2020. Employees should continue to work diligently and enumerate as many people as possible. Contact your supervisor with any questions.”

Links to the orders from September 24 and October 1 were provided to employees as well.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.gov and Census.gov and all external and internal guidance to ensure compliance with the orders.

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