update of how the Census will be completed and what our next steps will be

Dear Census Partners:

I wanted to give you an update of how the Census will be completed and what our next steps will be. (Please also see the email at the bottom.)

All U.S. Census employees are forbidden to travel overnight and to restrict our travel locally. This means that until this ban lifted, I will not be able to visit you in person.

I am available by phone and email, so please feel free to contact me. We also have Skype for Business available, so we can use that or another form of UC (Unified Communications) of your choosing to connect with me.

Of course, the U.S. Census will be completed. However, the methods to do so and some timelines will be adjusted.

Once our travel restrictions are lifted and we know where there is a lack of response to the Census, I will be contacting you to find locations for MQA's (Mobile Questionnaire Assistance) Events. Further information is attached. Please note the date in the attachment is now April 13th NOT March 30th)

I would suggest three things to do Right Now:

1.      Encourage Census response by email, phone or mail.

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2.       Please consider locations where to host future MQA events.

3.       Subscribe to Email Updates at the bottom of the page of this link https://2020census.gov/  . This will keep you apprised of fast-moving Census responses such as this forwarded email.





Warm regards,



Peter



PETER L. ALEXANDER

Partnership Specialist

U.S. Census Bureau

Chicago Region

M: 651-261-8064

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