Online self-response for the 2020 Census started on March 12th and is still ongoing; Americans are responding online every day at https://my2020census.gov/! However, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Census Bureau has adjusted their 2020 Census operations.
A major adjustment for Hawaii is that people who receive their mail through P.O. Box are not currently receiving invitations to respond. This is because invitations are hand-delivered to their physical addresses in a process called Update Leave. This operation is on hold until at least June 13th. The Census Bureau is currently asking households who have not yet received their invitations to wait until their invitations arrive in June before filling out their census forms online or over the phone, especially for households that have Rural Route addresses.
The Census Bureau will be working to protect the health and safety of its employees as well as the American public by implementing guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.
Below are the adjustments being made to the 2020 Census schedule. If any additional adjustments are needed, this table will be updated accordingly.
|Activity/Operation||Original Schedule||Revised Schedule|
|Self-Response Phase (online, phone, mail)||March 12-July 31||March 12–October 31|
|Field Offices at Peak Operations||March 1||June 1|
|Update Leave||March 12-April 17||June 13-July 9|
|Mobile Questionnaire Assistance||March 30-July 31||Needs further review|
|Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) and NRFU Reinterview||May 13-July 31||August 11-October 31|
|Group Quarters Enumeration (e-Response and Paper Enumeration)||April 2-June 5||April 2-September 3|
|In-Person Group Quarters Enumeration||April 2-June 5||July 1-September 3|
|Service-Based Enumeration||March 30-April 1||Needs further review|
|Census counts people experiencing homelessness outdoors||April 1||Needs further review|
|Enumeration of Transitory Locations||April 9-May 4||September 3-September 28 (tentative)|
|Deliver apportionment counts to the President||By December 31, 2020||By April 30, 2021|
|Deliver redistricting counts to states||By April 1, 2021||By July 31, 2021|