COVID-19: What To Expect From Backgrounds Online​

Last Updated: June 01, 2020
We’re doing everything possible to provide essential screening services while keeping our team safe during this difficult time.
Backgrounds Online | Last Updated: June 01, 2020

Last Updated: June 01, 2020
We’re doing everything possible to provide essential screening services while keeping our team safe during this difficult time.

How Backgrounds Online Is Operating

Like every business, we’re working hard to keep up with the rapid changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though we will be impacted, our goal is to continue to provide superior service, limit personal risks for our team and adhere to federal, state and local guidelines. We are currently:

  • Allowing members of our team to telecommute.
  • Monitoring the status of courthouses and third-party data providers.
  • Following all best practices recommended by the CDC and other reputable organizations.
  • Updating this blog entry as needed to keep you informed.

Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Records Delayed

Employees at the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Transportation (DMT) will work remotely until at least March 31, 2020. They will be unable to process motor vehicle record requests during that time.

The DMT hopes to resumes standard processing of motor vehicle record requests on March 31.

Current Court Closures

New closures will be highlighted in yellow.

County State Date of Closure Length of Closure
El Dorado - Delayed CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
Humbolt CA 03/25/2020 Unknown
Imperial - Delayed CA 04/20/2020 Unknown
Kings CA 04/27/2020 Unknown
Los Angeles - Delayed CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
Marin - Delayed CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
Orange - Delayed CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
San Benito - Delayed CA 04/20/2020 Unknown
San Diego - Delayed CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
San Francisco CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
San Joaquin - Delayed CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
San Luis Obispo - Delayed CA 03/20/2020 Unknown
San Mateo - Delayed CA 05/21/2020 Through 05/21
Santa Clara CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
Tulare CA 03/17/2020 Unknown
All Counties - Delayed CT 03/26/2020 Unknown
District of Columbia DC 03/23/2020 Unknown
Atkinson GA 04/03/2020 Unknown
Berrien GA 04/03/2020 Unknown
Charlton GA 04/03/2020 Unknown
Clayton - Delayed GA 03/16/2020 Unknown
Clinch GA 04/03/2020 Unknown
Cobb - Delayed GA 03/19/2020 Unknown
Coweta - Delayed GA 03/19/2020 Unknown
De Kalb GA 03/30/2020 Unknown
Fayette - Delayed GA 04/01/2020 Unknown
Gilmer GA 04/27/2020 Unknown
Greene GA 03/25/2020 Unknown
Gwinnett - Delayed GA 03/19/2020 Unknown
Hancock GA 03/25/2020 Unknown
Henry GA 03/16/2020 Unknown
Johnson GA 03/25/2020 Unknown
Jones GA 03/31/2020 Unknown
Lanier GA 04/03/2020 Unknown
Lee - Delayed GA 03/19/2020 Unknown
McIntosh GA 03/16/2020 30 Days
Newton GA 03/19/2020 Unknown
Pulaski GA 04/23/2020 Unknown
Rabun GA 03/25/2020 Unknown
Richmond GA 03/19/2020 Unknown
Tattnall GA 04/03/2020 Unknown
Treutlen GA 03/25/2020 Unknown
Walton GA 04/02/2020 Unknown
Washington GA 03/19/2020 Unknown
Whitfield GA 03/30/2020 Unknown
Champaign - Delayed IL 03/31/2020 Unknown
Cook - Delayed IL 03/23/2020 Through 05/01
All Courts KY 04/10/2020 Unknown
Allen LA 03/18/2020 Unknown
Cameron LA 03/18/2020 Unknown
East Baton Rouge - Delayed LA 03/30/2020 Unknown
Jefferson Davis LA 03/20/2020 Unknown
Orleans - Delayed LA 03/30/2020 Delayed
St. John the Baptist LA 03/23/2020 Unknown
St. Mary - Delayed LA 03/24/2020 Unknown
Vermillion LA 03/24/2020 Unknown
Winn LA 04/02/2020 Unknown
All Courts MA 03/16/2020 Unknown
All Courts MD 03/16/2020 Unknown
Alger MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Bay MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Berrien - Delayed MI 04/20/2020 Unknown
Clare MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Delta MI 03/23/2020 Unknown
Eaton MI 03/17/2020 Unknown
Gladwin MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Gogebic MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Gratiot - Delayed MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Hillsdale MI 03/23/2020 Unknown
Isabella MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Kalamazoo MI 03/17/2020 Unknown
Lapeer MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Livingston MI 03/30/2020 Unknown
Luce MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Macomb MI 03/19/2020 Unknown
Manistee MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Mecosta MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Missaukee MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Monroe MI 03/30/2020 Unknown
Montmorency MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Muskegon MI 03/17/2020 Unknown
Oakland MI 03/19/2020 Unknown
Ogemaw MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Ontonagon MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Osceola MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Roscommon MI 03/24/2020 Unknown
Saginaw MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
Sanilac MI 03/25/2020 Unknown
Schoolcraft MI 03/30/2020 Through 05/15
St. Joseph MI 03/30/2020 Unknown
Tuscola MI 03/25/2020 Unknown
Van Buren MI 03/20/2020 Through 05/15
All Counties MN 03/30/2020 30 Days
Hinds - Delayed MS 03/17/2020 Unknown
Itawamba MS 03/18/2020 Unknown
Leake - Delayed MS 03/17/2020 Unknown
Panola MS 03/27/2020 Unknown
Prentiss MS 03/27/2020 Unknown
Union MS 03/27/2020 Unknown
Warren - Delayed MS 03/27/2020 Unknown
Lake MT 04/03/2020 Unknown
Lewis and Clark MT 04/07/2020 Unknown
Yellowstone MT 03/25/2020 Unknown
All Courts NC 03/16/2020 30 days
All Courts NJ 03/17/2020 Unknown
Albany NY 03/18/2020 Unknown
Chemung NY 04/07/2020 Unknown
Chenango NY 04/07/2020 Unknown
Franklin NY 03/17/2020 Unknown
Jefferson NY 04/07/2020 Unknown
Livingston NY 04/07/2020 Unknown
NY OCA - Delayed NY 03/17/2020 Unknown
Schenectady NY 03/17/2020 Unknown
Washington NY 03/19/2020 Unknown
Wayne - Delays NY 03/26/2020 Unknown
Yates NY 03/20/2020 Unknown
All Courts PA 03/26/2020 Unknown
Carroll - Delayed TN 04/24/2020 Unknown
Cannon - Delayed TN 04/13/2020 Unknown
Cannon - Delayed TN 04/13/2020 Unknown
Clay TN 04/03/2020 Unknown
Dyer TN 04/24/2020 Unknown
Gibson TN 04/03/2020 Unknown
Hardeman TN 03/23/2020 Unknown
Henderson TN 03/16/2020 Unknown
Lake TN 03/19/2020 Unknown
Lauderdale TN 04/03/2020 Unknown
Lawrence - Delayed TN 04/06/2020 Unknown
Loudon TN 03/16/2020 Unknown
Obion TN 04/03/2020 Unknown
Sequatchie - Delayed TN 03/16/2020 Unknown
Shelby - Delayed TN 03/27/2020 Unknown
Tipton - Delayed TN 04/22/2020 Unknown
Weakley TN 04/03/2020 Unknown
Orange TX 04/30/2020 Unknown
All Courts - Delayed VT 03/17/2020 Unknown
Barbour WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Berkeley WV 03/25/2020 Through 06/01
Boone WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/18
Braxton - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Brooke - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Cabell - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Clay - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Greenbrier - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Hampshire - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Hardy WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/26
Harrison WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/15
Jackson - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Jefferson WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/26
Kanawha - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Lewis - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Logan - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Marion WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/26
Marshall - Delayed WY 03/25/2020 Unknown
Mercer - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Mingo - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Monongalia WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/26
Morgan WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/26
Nicholas - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Pendleton WV 03/25/2020 Through 05/18
Preston - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Putnam - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Randolph - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Roane - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Summers - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Upshur - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Webster - Delayed WV 03/25/2020 Unknown
Teton - Delayed WY 03/31/2020 Unknown

Business Disruptions

In addition to court closures, many businesses have temporarily shut down or decreased hours at this time. This can affect our ability to obtain verifications from employers and educational institutions.

While it is not possible to create a list of businesses that are currently disrupted, if you submit a verification request that we are unable to complete, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Screening Solutions

When any service we utilize shuts down, we will notify all affected organizations and work with them to continue service with limited disruption. Our goal is to continue to provide comprehensive background screening services to you, our valued partners.

Contacting Us

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will endeavor to provide our high level of fast, friendly and professional service. You may contact us from 5am to 6pm PT via email and live chat.

We are also available at 800-838-4804 from 7am to 4pm PT.

If we have any changes to our hours of operation, we will update them here immediately.

Thank You

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented situation.

Stay safe and thank you for visiting Backgrounds Online.