RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Gov. Ralph Northam is asking Virginians to complete the 2020 Census online.
“Though many Virginians are focused on COVID-19, it is still crucial that everyone takes time to complete the 2020 Census, which can be done quickly and easily online,” Northam wrote in a news release. “County every person in the Commonwealth will ensure that we receive our portion of the more than $675 billion in federal funding that will be allocated to states for important programs, from Medicaid to school breakfasts.”
The U.S. Census Bureau has suspended field operations in response to coronavirus. Virginians can complete the census online, via the phone, or through the mail.
About 18.6 million households have already responded to the 2020 Census as of March 27.
Northam announced a Virtual Statewide Week of Action from March 27 until April 2. Northam’s administration will promote the census on April 1.
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