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AIS Updates

Fingerprinting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are many reasons to fingerprint someone. The most common is that you need to fingerprint someone before they begin working for you. This is good! You need new staff. You don't want just any employees; you want the best employees! This means when it's time for your company to hire someone new, you take the task seriously.

Some people can convince you that they are a trustworthy person, but they're lying. It is time to do your due diligence and run a background check on your soon-to-be new employee. Pre-employment screening helps to confirm that your new employees are who they say they are and can be done by a company that offers fingerprinting in Rockville, MD. You are looking for American Identity Solutions! We are a CJIS-authorized provider of secure Live-scan fingerprint services. Thankfully, today's fingerprint solutions are electronic and don't involve the messy ink of the past. It's all done with a computer! We offer fast, electronic fingerprinting and background checks so criminal history results are received in a matter of days, not weeks or even months like in the past. Beyond fingerprinting, we offer full service pre-employment packages.

Yet, the current Coronavirus pandemic has made this essential

task somewhat more complicated. Should people be touching the same surfaces as others? In order to protect the health and safety of all parties, we are following these best practices:

#1 We ask that you do not attend any fingerprinting appointment if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, trouble breathing, etc.), are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have been advised to self-quarantine.

#2 Please practice social distancing by maintaining a six-foot distance between you and other people.

#3 Always wear a face mask into the facility and throughout the process.

#4 Be patient, as wait times between customers may be longer than normal. In order to shorten the wait time for both you and others behind you, please have the appropriate form(s) of identification and payment ready to go.

We're doing our part too! All of our fingerprint scanner operators are taking this very seriously, washing their hands regularly, maintaining the six-foot physical distancing when possible, wearing a mask and gloves, and not coming to work if they feel ill. We are also disinfecting our Live-scan system, which includes a laptop, keyboard and scanner, as well as any surrounding high-touch surfaces after serving each customer. The COVID-19 pandemic isn't over yet, and we're doing all we can to ensure we don't inadvertently cause anyone to be infected.

Beyond just keeping everyone involved safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak, you can trust us to do the job right. All of our Fingerprint Technicians are certified, and have been subject to State and Federal fingerprint-based background checks. Our business will never be outsourced to third-party contractors to ensure all client information is maintained securely and confidentially by our own personnel.

For your pre-employment fingerprinting needs, reach out to American Identity Solutions. We're doing whatever it takes to keep our Rockville, MD community safe during this scary time. Contact us at (301) 296-4499 to book a time for your needed service.

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