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Census Work To Resume On Navajo Nation

Census workers will resume dropping off questionnaires to homes on the Navajo Nation this week. 

The Tribe's legislative branch says the work to deliver paper packets to more than 70,000 homes resumes today. The operation started in mid-March, but was quickly suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau says it has trained staff in social distancing practices and given workers protective equipment. People who receive the packets can fill out the census using paper forms, by phone or online. According to the Census Bureau, less than 1% of Navajo tribal members have responded so far.