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Census 2020 field task operations to resume amid pandemic

1 month 1 week 3 days ago Friday, May 29 2020 May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 8:19 AM May 29, 2020 in News - Local

Census 2020 field tasks were interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief of the Decennial Communications Coordination Office at the U.S. Census Bureau, Erika Becker-Medina, explains the pandemic has shifted people to mainly respond to the census online.

Over 60% of the nation’s households have responded, but Medina says Hidalgo County’s current response rate is only 42.8%.

The next phase will begin Aug. 11 – census employees will be knocking on doors to encourage those who have not responded yet.

For more information watch the video above.

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