MARCH 18, 2020 — Earlier today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a two-week suspension of 2020 Census field operations to help protect the American public and our employees from the coronavirus outbreak.
Today, the Census Bureau is also making temporary adjustments to operations at two Census Bureau facilities in Jeffersonville, Indiana: the National Processing Center and Paper Data Capture Center East. For the next two weeks, until April 1, these two facilities will transition to the minimum number of on-site staff necessary to continue operations.
These temporary adjustments will help protect the health and safety of our employees in Jeffersonville as they continue to process 2020 Census responses from all around the country.
The Census Bureau continues to evaluate all 2020 Census operations and is incorporating guidance from federal, state and local health authorities. Should any additional adjustments need to be made, the Census Bureau will communicate these changes broadly and promptly.
As of this morning, more than eleven million households have responded. America is stepping up to shape our future and ensure families and communities are counted.
Once again, the American public is strongly encouraged to respond online to the 2020 Census at 2020Census.gov. Households can also respond by calling the phone number provided in their invitation or by mail once they receive a paper form. With the flexibility and support of the American people, we will achieve a complete and accurate 2020 Census count. It has never been easier to respond to the census and the 2020 Census will count everyone accurately.