Census Bureau will resume field operations with new pandemic safety guidelines


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — In Fayetteville, the Census Bureau will resume field operations with new safety guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The operation will be contact free.

Census workers will be dropping off 2020 census packets at front doors of households while following social distancing protocols.

Steven Buckner, Dir. of Communications with the U.S Census Bureau, said nearly 22,000 households in Northwest Arkansas did not receive a 2020 census packet.

As of June 10, those 22,000 households received its packet.

“It’s really important to understand that being counted in the census, you will get the federal funds that are supposed to be coming to your program by having a more accurate count,” he said.

If you haven’t responded yet, you can still respond online, by mail, or phone from the safety of your own home.

Otherwise, field operators will have to follow up at your home.

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