Promising news out of Massachusetts. The Supreme Judicial Court has announced that starting July 13 courthouses will physically reopen for limited purposes. While it is unclear exactly how this will apply to criminal record checks, it is a step in the direction of pre-COVID 19 access.
According to the announcement, non-emergency business will continue to be conducted virtually unless it “can be done only in-person.” Persons accessing the courthouses will be monitored for signs of illness and subject to health and safety occupancy limits. Courthouses may at their discretion install drop-boxes for hand-delivered requests and pleadings. Courts may offer additional means of access but have not yet announced what those might be. Barring any changes, in-person access will be expanded further on August 10. In the meantime, County House Research continues to work with court officials and other resources on the ground to secure and maintain access to various jurisdictions. We are also working with the PBSA to restore full access to public records.
As we have done throughout our more than 20 years of service to the background screening industry County House Research remains dedicated to being a reliable partner to our clients. We will update you as soon as new information becomes available.
If you have questions or concerns or need information on any jurisdictions that we serve, please contact our Director of Client Services, Prissy Hamilton, at (215) 717-7433, x.25, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you good health during this challenging time.
County House Research, Inc.