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U.S. Census Bureau in Hawai‘i Resumes Operations

by Thunda

The County of Hawai‘i is pleased to note that the U.S. Census Bureau have begun a phased restart of 2020 Census field operations in Hawai‘i.  The Hawai‘i Census team has resumed Updated Leave operations. Updated Leave operations involve delivering Census invitations to households in rural areas which do not have city-style addresses, and areas that do not receive mail to their home address. 

The Census Bureau has been consulting with federal, state and local health officials and will always incorporate the most current guidance from authorities to ensure the health and safety of staff and the public.

What to Expect:
• Census invitations packets delivered to your home address containing your Census ID.
• Census field staff canvassing areas for places people might be living and dropping off a census invitation and paper questionnaire.
• NO in-person interactions; the Update Leave operations are strictly no-contact.
What Not to Expect:
• At this time, you should not expect census takers visiting your homes to help you complete the 2020 Census.
Every 10 years, the Federal government conducts a Census, which is the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country.  These funds support the planning of various needs and initiatives, including public schools, student loans, school meals, special education, Medicaid & Medicare, health care centers, food assistance programs, public housing, first responders, roads, social services, and much more.

Everyone counts! Responding to the Census is an easy, safe and important way we can help provide for our families and communities for the next 10 years. 

For more information or to complete your Census visit

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