The SEC released an announcement concerning Form ID and difficulties with form notorization given the recent coronavirus pandemic and its impact on business. The SEC understands that the COVID-19 public health crisis is presenting challenges for some entities and individuals who are seeking initial access to file submissions through the EDGAR system. In particular, users are encountering trouble in meeting the notary requirement in the Form ID access application process. This problem with notary access is also affecting other EDGAR access processes that require notarization.
The SEC is currently considering options to address this matter. In the meantime, if you experience difficulties in meeting the notarization requirement in Form ID or related access processes due to the COVID-19 crisis, please contact EDGAR Filer Support at 202-551-8900 and select option 3. Our blog at Novaworks will also be regularly updated with information on this and other coronavirus-related news from the SEC.