Coronavirus COVID-19 Notification

Our goal is to keep our clients and partners updated with the changes that may delay your screening services turnaround time due to federal, state and local municipality management of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. This dedicated site will be regularly updated as intelligence is collected.

August 31, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog. District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Shasta & SolanoCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaClayton CountyExpect delays due to limited access to records. Courthouse is temporarily closed until 09/10/2020. Searches requiring clerk assistance are not able to be processed until the court re-opens.
GeorgiaHancock CountyClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests. Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
LouisianaAll CourtsMany courts have closed and researchers will be limited in their ability to travel due to multiple tropical systems that are hitting this week.
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeAll CourtsExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
TexasChambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson & OrangeTemporarily closed due to Hurricane Laura. Expected to re-open on 08/31/2020.
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire on August 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended this policy for an additional 30 days.

August 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.

August 28, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions, division closures and reopened courts

No new updates for August 28, 2020. 

See August 27, 2020 notifications, for most up to date information.

August 27, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog. District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Shasta & SolanoCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaClayton CountyExpect delays due to limited access to records. Courthouse is temporarily closed until 09/10/2020. Searches requiring clerk assistance are not able to be processed until the court re-opens.
GeorgiaHancock CountyClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests. Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
LouisianaAll CourtsMany courts have closed and researchers will be limited in their ability to travel due to multiple tropical systems that are hitting this week.
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeSevierClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in TN are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
TexasChambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson & OrangeTemporarily closed due to Hurricane Laura. Expected to re-open on 08/31/2020.
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire on August 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended this policy for an additional 30 days.

August 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.

August 26, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog. District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Shasta & SolanoCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaClayton CountyExpect delays due to limited access to records. Courthouse is temporarily closed until 09/10/2020. Searches requiring clerk assistance are not able to be processed until the court re-opens.
GeorgiaHancock CountyClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests. Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
LouisianaAll CourtsMany courts have closed and researchers will be limited in their ability to travel due to multiple tropical systems that are hitting this week.
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeSevierClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in TN are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire on August 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended this policy for an additional 30 days.

August 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.

August 25, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog. District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Shasta & SolanoCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaHancock CountyClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests. Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
LouisianaAll CourtsMany courts have closed and researchers will be limited in their ability to travel due to multiple tropical systems that are hitting this week.
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeSevierClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in TN are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire on August 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended this policy for an additional 30 days.

August 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.

August 24, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog. District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta & SolanoCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaHancock CountyClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests. Cases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
LouisianaOrleans & St. John the Baptist ParishCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeAll CourtsClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Tennessee are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire on August 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended this policy for an additional 30 days.

August 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.

August 21, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions, division closures and reopened courts

No new updates for August 21, 2020. 

See August 20, 2020 notifications, for most up to date information.

August 20, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog. District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Solano & TulareCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaHancock CountyClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
LouisianaOrleans & St. John the Baptist ParishCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeAll CourtsClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Tennessee are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
TexasDallasWe are experiencing intermittent delays with the court’s system
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19.

This temporary guidance was set to expire on August 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended this policy for an additional 30 days.

August 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.

August 19, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog. District Court searches must be completed by the clerks.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Solano & TulareCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaHancock & Rabrun CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
LouisianaOrleans & St. John the Baptist ParishCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeAll CourtsClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Tennessee are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
TexasDallasWe are experiencing intermittent delays with the court’s system
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

As of July 19, no additional extensions will be given for notices of inspections (NOIs) served by ICE in March 2020. The policy has been extended for another 30 days and will expire again on August 19, 2020 – for April, May, June, and July.

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

 

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.

August 18, 2020 Notifications
Criminal Background Checks, Governmental interruptions and division closures.

Domestic - We are in daily contact with our researchers to provide the most up to date listing. If the court is not listed below, it is currently open with limited delays possible due to backlog.

AreaJurisdictionDates
Delayed & Closed Courts:
ArkansasWashingtonDistrict Court searches must be completed by the clerks. The court is short staffed.
CaliforniaHumboldtCourt has re-opened. Expect delays as court works through backlog.
CaliforniaContra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Solano & TulareCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
ConnecticutAll CountiesCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
District of ColumbiaDCLimited access, expected delays
GeorgiaHancock & Rabrun CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Georgia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
IllinoisCook CountyCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed.
KentuckyAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
LouisianaOrleans & St. John the Baptist ParishCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
MassachusettsAll CountiesExpect delays as all orders are clerk assisted.
MarylandAll CountiesClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MichiganAll CountiesExpect delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MississippiHumphreyClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Mississippi are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
MontanaLewis and Clark CountiesClerk search only, limited staff, expect delays
New JerseyAll CourtsExpect extended delays until further notice.
New YorkAlbany & Clinton CountiesExperiencing delays due to backlog of requests.
New YorkOCACourt will reduce staff severely delaying results on potential hits. No specific duration date at this time.
North CarolinaAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
PennsylvaniaAll CourtsUnknown timeframe. Direct access not impacted. Possible delays with confirming identifiers on possible matches because of limited staffing at the state.
Puerto RicoAll CourtsCases requiring clerk assistance may be delayed
TennesseeAll CourtsClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in Tennessee are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.
TexasDallasWe are experiencing intermittent delays with the court’s system
Vermont All CourtsIn person access has been removed. Results can only be completed by mail. Expect Delays until further notice.
West VirginiaLoganClosed until further notice. Orders cannot be completed during this time. Although a majority of the courts in West Virginia are open, there are still delays due to limited access to the courts and a backlog of requests.

I-9 Verifications:

As of July 19, no additional extensions will be given for notices of inspections (NOIs) served by ICE in March 2020. The policy has been extended for another 30 days and will expire again on August 19, 2020 – for April, May, June, and July.

July 2020 Update:

ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March

March 2020 Update:

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

 

International Searches:

Expect delays in processing for all product lines.

Education & Employment Verification:

Many high schools and universities across the United States have either closed for an extended period or shifted to a virtual classroom environment.

  • Most high schools are currently unavailable for verification
  • Higher education verification may be delayed due to limited administrative staff

Employers are more challenging to isolate with specificity as closings are fluid and being directed by state and local municipalities.

Drug Screening Solutions (Labs and Clinics):

LabCorp patient service centers are open for non-COVID-19 collection but there may be times where your local lab for specimen collection may experience an opening delay, shortened hours of operation or it may be closed.  Please visit, www.labcorp.com/patient-service-center-closures for the most up-to-date information.

Occupational Health Services:
  • We are currently recommending candidates call the clinics before showing up to ensure the clinic is open and able to perform services.

Update on Wearing Masks:

  • Concentra: In an effort to protect the Concentra staff and patrons, Concentra is requiring masks be worn in all their medical centers effective, April 20, 2020 until further notice. Concentra is encouraging donors to wear their own masks. If donors arrive without a mask, the facility will attempt to provide a mask. However, their supply is limited, and this is not a guarantee. If the donor refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the facility. This measure is being implemented for everyone’s safety and well-being.
  • Quest: Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) will be requiring donors to wear masks – mask/face covering such as a bandana, scarf, or handmade mask. There will be a no-contact forehead temperature check upon entry. Any donor with a temperature greater than 100.3 or without a mask will be turned away. Quest Patient Service Centers cannot supply masks to patients/donors who present without them. They will be graciously instructing them that it is a requirement.

Fingerprinting:

  • Orders can be placed again.
  • The majority of The UPS Store locations are now available to support fingerprinting screening requirements. While all locations plan to resume normal operations, The UPS Store corporate policy also provides individual stores with the right to opt-out, if they are uncomfortable performing fingerprinting. To mitigate risks and save time, we are advising candidates to call their local UPS store prior to visiting.

Motor Vehicle Driving History:

  • At this time there is no disruption in service but some status with manual processing requirements may be delayed.

 

We are taking reasonable precautions during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help maintain business and operational continuity. We are in close contact with our key suppliers and vendors, and we have resiliency plans to help us address the impact on our supply chain or logistics. We will provide more information as necessary in the event of any supply chain or logistics issues that may affect candidates or customers.