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United States Census 2020: Updated Timeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The United States Census 2020 has made some adjustments to Census operations and calendar dates due to COVID-19.

The Census is still being conducted and individuals are highly encouraged to respond online, if possible. However, based on current concerns with COVID-19, important changes to the Census timeline have been made.

Schedule changes include extra time for individuals to respond online and get support from Census Bureau staff, and more time for staff to conduct follow-up interviews with people who have not responded.

Remember: an accurate census count not only establishes a count of the population, but many educational assistance programs rely on it for funding. Among those is Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which is designed to close achievement gaps and ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education in Wisconsin schools.

For more information, and for any further updates on the Census, visit the 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 web page.