The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with Federal, State and local health officials, will begin a phased restart of some 2020 Census field operations in select geographic areas this week. Mississippi is one of several states included in this phased restart. As part of the phased restart of operations, the Census Bureau will resume dropping off 2020 Census invitation packets at front doors of households in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their home. This operation is also known as Update Leave.
The Update Leave operation does not require interaction between households and a Census Bureau employee and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines. In states where we have resumed the Update Leave operation, we are also resuming fingerprinting for new hires to keep applicants moving through the hiring process. Area Census Office staff will begin returning to the office as necessary to support the Update Leave operation, as well.
For more information about this update, please visit: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/resume-field-operations.html .