Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued new guidelines and definitions that include among our nation’s essential services workforce:
Staff at government offices who perform title search, notary, and recording services in support of mortgage and real estate services and transactions.(see Other Community- or Government-Based Operations and Essential Functions on page 12)
In Mississippi, this includes the Chancery Clerk’s office (and land records rooms), Circuit Clerk’s office, and the Tax Assessor and Collector’s office – since all of these government offices are required to search title.
To learn more, read CISA’s Advisory Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response.