This week, approximately 800,000 Federal employees were told not to come to work,  following the so-called “government shutdown” initiated Oct. 1. Republican members of Congress refused to make a deal on re-authorizing funding for government programs after a partisan disagreement over implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” thus shutting down numerous components of the national government.

While millions of Americans are still receiving some government services, including mail via the U.S. Postal Service, those looking to access Federal government websites have had to look elsewhere.

Visitors to the U.S. Census Bureau website,, are currently greeted with this:

“Due to the lapse in government funding, sites, services and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice.”

In Boise, a Facebook user also snapped a picture of U.S. Senator from Idaho Jim Risch’s office at 350 N. 9th St., which notified visitors (and any package delivery people) of that office’s closure.

Spot a shuttered government office or website? Add a link in the comments section, or upload the photo to Facebook and tag The Blue Review.

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