Coronavirus Delays

Coronavirus Background Check Delays

The delays listed below were updated as of 3/24/2020 at 5:01 PM

The impact of COVID-19 and the necessary steps we must all take in response to it, are certainly having an impact on our personal lives, but also our businesses.  Due to the social distancing measure that have been put in place there may be areas of the U.S., and the world, that will experience data delays in relation to background check reports. Specific background screening searches could be impacted but not limited to: criminal court records, DMV driving history, education verification and drug testing.

This is where you’ll always find the most up-to-date information on court closures and other delays.  

Below is the daily summary as of 3/24/2020 at 5:01 PM:

(3/20/2020) ArizonaMaricopa courts are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/18/2020) California: San Francisco closed 3/17/2020 until April. Orders cannot be completed at this time. San Mateo, Marin, San Bernardino, San Joaquin are closed until April. Clears can be completed using online source. Case information will be limited and may not be completed at this time. Los Angeles is closed 3/17/2020 to 3/19/2020. Clears can be completed through online source. Case information will be delayed until the courts open.

 (3/19/2020) California: Tehama courts have closed until April. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Amador, Imperial, Kern, Monterey, Napa, Solano courts are closed. Orders can be completed using clerk assistance and online sources. Please expect delays.

(3/20/2020) California: Alpine, Fresno, Kings, Mendocino, Sacramento, , Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, courts have closed. Most orders can still be completed using online access and clerk assistance. Please expect delays. San Luis Obispo, Calaveras courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/24/2020) California: Los Angeles courts have closed again. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/23/2020) Delaware: All courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/19/2020) Florida: Broward, Dade, Hillsborough, Orange, Volusia, courts are closed. Orders can still be completed through automation and online sources. Delays may occur for file retrieval and court copies.

(3/18/2020) Georgia: Bibb, Columbia, Liberty, Madison, Muscogee, Richmond, Crawford, Jefferson, Taylor, Giles courts are closed until April. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Long, Bryan, Polk are placing limits on PAT time and researchers permitted in the courthouse at a time. Please expect delays in these counties.

(3/19/2020) GeorgiaBaker, Brooks, Bulloch, Crawford, Emmanuel, Gwinnett, Hancock, Laurens, Murray, Washington, courts are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Brantley, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Forsyth, Gordon, Johnson, Mitchell, Oconee, Terrell, Toombs, Walker, Whitfield, have limited services. Orders can still be completed. Please expect delays.

(3/20/2020) GeorgiaDawson, Dougherty, Jenkins, Jones, Lee, Montgomery, Newton, Oglethorpe, Whitfield courts are closed. Duration is unknown. Orders cannot be completed. Coweta, Miller courts are closed. Orders can still be completed using online sources and clerk assistance. Please expect delays.

(3/23/2020) GeorgiaQuitman, Wilkinson, Union, Upson, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, courts have limited services. Orders can still be completed. Please expect dealys. Newton, Walton, courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/24/2020) GeorgiaCamden, courts are closed. Clears can be completed via automation. Case information is currently unavailable. Appling, Coffee, Glynn, Greene, Pierce, Ware, courts are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/18/2020) Illinois: Cook is beginning to close some court locations. Results may be delayed due to the closures and reduced amount of PATs to use. 

(3/18/2020) Kentucky: Bath, Bourbon, Morgan, Taylor, Woodford courts are closed to the public. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Barren has reopened as of 3/17/2020 and orders can now be completed.

(3/19/2020) KentuckyButler, Crittenden, Daviess, Estill, Franklin, Graves, Green, Knott, Knox, Leslie, Menifee, Mercer, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Owen, Pendleton, Powell, Scott, Robertson, Simpson, Spencer, Trimble, Warren, courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders, cannot be completed at this time.

(3/20/2020) KentuckyLetcher, Lincoln, Lyon, Mason, McCreary, Meade, Wayne courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time. Pike courts have closed. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance. Please expect delays.

(3/18/2020) Louisiana: Caddo courts closed 3/17/2020 to 4/10/2020. Clears can be completed using online source. Case information cannot be provided at this time. 

(3/19/2020) LouisianaCameron, Livingston, St. James, courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed. Jefferson Davis courts have limited services. Please expect delays on all orders.

(3/20/2020) LouisianaPoint Coupee courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance. Please expect delays. St. John courts have closed. Orders cannot be completed.

(3/23/2020) LouisianaIberia, courts are closed. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance. St. Mary, courts are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/24/2020) LouisianaCaldwell, La Salle, Catahoula, Concordia, St. Helena, Vernon, courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/18/2020) Michigan: Hillsdale, Losco, Luce courts are closed 3/17/2020 until April. Orders cannot be completed at this time. 

(3/19/2020) MichiganAntrim, Cass, Cheboygan, Crawford, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Huron, Jackson, Keweenaw, Lake, Leelanau, Lingston, Mackinac, Manistee, Mecosta, Monroe, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Osceola, Presque Isle, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Van Buren courts have closed until April. Limited services are available through clerk assistance and online access. Orders will be completed when possible. Oakland, Ottawa courts have closed until April. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/24/2020) MichiganAllegan, Berrien, Branch, Charlevoix, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Menominee, Midland, Saint Clair, Washtenaw, courts have closed. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance and online sources. Please expect delays in these counties.

(3/23/2020) MinnesotaAll courts have closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time through the courts.

(3/19/2020) MississippiItawamba courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/20/2020) MississippiDe Soto courts are closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed.

(3/23/2020) MontanaYellowstone, courts have closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/18/2020) New York: Saratoga (Saratoga is now open as of 3/23/2020), Schenectady, Schoharie (Schorharie is now open as of 3/20/2020), Franklin courts are closed for a minimum of two weeks. Orders cannot be completed at this time. The OCA is also short staffed which may result in delays on Statewide orders.

(3/19/2020) New YorkWashington courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed.

(3/20/2020) New YorkChautauqua courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/23/2020) New YorkEssex, Greene, courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/18/2020) Tennessee: Grundy courts are closed until April. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/20/2020) TennesseeCheatham, Gibson, Henderson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Sevier, Wayne courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/23/2020) TennesseeClaiborne, Cumberland, Overton, Warren courts have limited services. Orders can still be completed. Please expect delays. Benton, Bradley, Cannon, Carroll, Carter, Chester, Crockett, Hardeman, Hardin, Lake, Madison, Robertson, Stewart, courts have closed. Duration is unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/24/2020) TennesseeDekalb, Fayette, Fentress,  Hamiliton, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders can still be completed using clerk assistance. Please expect delays. Decatur, Dickson, courts have closed. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/18/2020) Texas: Brewster is only allowing two people at a time to use PATs. This may delay results.

(3/19/2020) TexasTravis courts have limited services. Please expect delays on all orders.

(3/20/2020) TexasMcCulloch courts have closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/20/2020) West VirginiaMarion courts have closed. Duration currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/24/2020) West VirginiaAll courts courts have now closed. Duration is currently unknown. Orders cannot be completed at this time.

(3/23/2020) WyomingTeton, courts have closed. orders cannot be completed at this time.

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