Timeframe

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:

  • Protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees
  • Implement guidance from federal, state, and local authorities regarding COVID-19
  • Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities
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Activity/Operation Original Schedule New Schedule
Self-response (online, phone, mail) March 12 - July 31 March 12 - October 31
Nonresponse Followup May 13 - July 31  August 11 - October 31
Group Quarters (e-Response and
Paper Enumeration)
April 2 - June 5 April 2 - September 3