The 2020 Census is already facing delayed deadlines and suspended operations because of the coronavirus
- Every ten years, the US Census counts every single person living in the United States.
- The novel coronavirus that has spread across the United States has begun to cause social end economic havoc, and the Census Bureau’s efforts have also been affected.
- An accurate census is extremely important for American communities because it is used to determine congressional representation and billions of dollars of federal funding.
- The Bureau has had to delay important deadlines and operations to ensure the health and safety of its workers and responders.
- As of March 20, 18.6 million households have self-responded to the US Census.
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Every 10 years, the US Census Bureau counts every person in the United States and its territories. This year’s census faces an unprecedented hurdle: the novel coronavirus outbreak sweeping around the world.
There have been over 86,000 coronavirus cases and 1,300 deaths in the United States so far. As a precautionary measure to slow down the spread of the virus, schools and businesses have closed across the country.
The census count is also facing struggles in response to the ongoing crisis. The …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]