U.S. Census Bureau:
What: U.S. Census Bureau officials will hold an audio news conference to share updates on 2020 Census operations and next steps. A live media Q&A session will immediately follow the briefing.
As of Oct. 19, 99.98% of all housing units and addresses nationwide were accounted for in the 2020 Census with 67.0% accounted for through self-response online, by phone or by mail, and 32.9% accounted for through the Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) operation. In all states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, more than 99% of all addresses have been accounted for, and in all but one state that number tops 99.9%.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at 2 p.m. EDT
Albert E. Fontenot, Jr., Associate Director for Decennial Programs, U.S. Census Bureau
Tim Olson, Associate Director for Field Operations, U.S. Census Bureau
Michael C. Cook, Sr., Chief, Public Information Office, U.S. Census Bureau (moderator)
Call 1-888-989-9788, enter passcode 5161860 and follow the voice prompts. The news briefing will consist of an audio conference only. Please dial in 15-30 minutes early to allow time for registration. Q&A participation is limited to accredited media only following the presentation.
The event will be recorded and available for viewing after the event in the Operational Press Briefing press kit.
Members of the media who would like to attend this news conference, please RSVP here.
Please contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at email@example.com or call 301-763-3030 to request an interview.
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