The 2020 US census is directly effected by the coronavirus. They hired thousands of workers to go door-to-door but that is no longer feasible & it will have to be done via mail or electronically. That makes it less reliable. State funding is determined by the census so there’s a cascade of effects, including on part-time employees who were counting on that income. Life is what happens when you’re making other plans, as the cliché goes.