SANTA FE (KMSX)- Today, August 13, state officials updated the public on new Mexico’s COVID-19 and the “I Count NM” 2020 census efforts in a press conference.
Pamela Coleman, Director of State Personnel, stated that New Mexico has a 53.7 percent response and is hoping for a 60% response by the census deadline.
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced its updated operational plans to collect and process the 2020 Census data by September 30. All field data collection as well as Self response options will end and close by September 30. Under this plan, the Census Bureau intends to meet a similar level of household responses as collected in prior censuses, including outreach to hard-to-count communities.
Between now and September 30, Census enumerators will be deployed to visit households that have not already responded to make sure they are counted during the Non-Response Follow-up Operation. If residents are not home when census workers visit, they will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online or by phone.
- 844-330-2020 (English)
- 844-468-2020 (Espanol)
- 844-467-2020 (TDD)