KHSL – The U.S. Census Bureau is restarting field operations in Northern California after halting them during the coronavirus stay-at-home order.
Field workers will start dropping off 2020 census questionnaire packets at the front doors of nearly 150,000 homes that don't have regular mailing addresses, including people who live in rural areas and use post office boxes. The census office officials said nearly all of Paradise falls under this operation.
Field staff has been trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protective equipment. The operation is contactless, according to the Census Bureau.
People can respond online, by phone, or by using the paper form in the packet. Census officials said it's important to be counted, to ensure programs in your community get proper funding.