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How Notaries Can Protect Themselves and the Signers from COVID-19.

notary industry news Feb 04, 2022

How Notaries Can Protect Themselves and the Signers from COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a fast-moving virus that has been spreading rapidly in the United States, Africa, and Asia. COVID-19 can be spread through touch, contact, or bodily fluids. People may not even know they have it until after symptoms start to show up. If you’re a notary or work in any sort of legal job with people coming into contact with each other, then this article is for you!

We cover what you need to know about how COVID-19 may affect your business and what precautions you can take to protect yourself and the signers from getting this virus. This includes the right equipment to use in order to prevent contracting this disease as well as ways of disinfecting items that have been touched by an infected person.

Keep reading for more information on how notaries can protect themselves from COVID-19.

 

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a fast-moving virus that has been spreading rapidly in the United States, Africa,...

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Georgia House Bill HB334 Opens Door to Online Signatures.

notary industry news Feb 03, 2022

Georgia Notaries: Read this!

What is Georgia House Bill HB334?

H.B. 334 also permits Remote Online Notaries to perform "Electronic In-Person Notarizations," where the notary is an official witness for signatures executed in the physical presence of the notary, but via digital signature of parties executing them remotely.

 

 

 

This act amends Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 15 and Article 1 of Chapter 17 in the Official Code which deals with notaries public. It provides for remote online notaries public, as well as remote online notarizations in general. The act also rewords some definitions in order to make it clear what is being discussed throughout this piece of legislation. This bill's intent is to provide additional powers for the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, which would include requirements for remote online notaries public and remote online notarization. The legislation also contemplates that the cooperative authority may adopt...

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