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Northam encourages Virginians to take census online

For the first time ever, residents are able to complete their forms online, via phone, or mail.
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Posted at 4:49 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 16:51:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Ralph Northam is encouraging Virginians to take the census online as the state works to stop the spread of COVID-19.

This week, households across Virginia began receiving invitations from the U.S. Census Bureau to complete the 2020 Census.

For the first time ever, residents are able to complete their forms online, via phone, or mail.

“Though many Virginians are focused on COVID-19, it is still crucial that everyone takes times to complete the 2020 Census, which can be done quickly and easily online,” said Governor Northam. “Counting every person in the Commonwealth will ensure that we receive our portion of the more than $675 billion in federal funding that will be allocated to states for important programs, from Medicaid to school breakfasts.”

The statewide virtual Week of Action from Friday, March 27 to Thursday, April 2 will highlight Census Day on April 1, and encourage Virginians participate in the 2020 Census.