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Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

DGS ALERT/DCLS 2

Thanksgiving 2017 Schedule Alteration for Accurate Courier Express (ACE)

 

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

  • State offices are open ½ day - All sites that receive Wednesday night pickups and deliveries will be serviced. DCLS will send outgoing results with drivers to both the hospital / NBS site destinations and to USPS to be mailed.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

  • DCLS is officially closed - Only priority work will be completed during closures. No USPS mail will be sent. All other outgoing items will be available on the DCLS dock by 16:30.
  • Hospital/NBS Sites – ACE will service all hospitals on Thursday night.
  • DEQ & VDH - ACE will NOT service these locations.
  • DOC – ACE will service only institutions with regularly scheduled pickups for Thursday night. P&P sites will NOT be serviced.
  • ACE will deliver all NBS and Hospital samples to DCLS staff.

Friday, November 24th, 2017

  • DCLS is officially closed - Only priority work will be completed during closures. Outgoing items will be available on the DCLS dock by 16:30.
  • Hospital/NBS Sites – ACE will service all hospitals on Friday night.
  • DEQ & VDH - ACE will NOT service these locations.
  • DOC – No interruptions in service will be experienced due to the holiday closure.
  • ACE will deliver all NBS and Hospital samples to DCLS staff.

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

  • DCLS is officially closed - Only priority work will be completed during closures.
  • ACE will deliver all NBS and Hospital samples to DCLS staff.

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

  • Hospital / NBS Sites - ACE will perform regular Sunday pick-ups.

Monday, November 27th, 2017

  • Regular courier services are expected and normal operations will resume for all scheduled pickups and deliveries.

Additional DCLS Info:

  • UPS & FedEx will be advised of the DCLS holiday closure.
  • USPS will be contacted about the closure.
    • No certified mail deliveries will be accepted during the DCLS holiday.
  • All vendors & drivers will be notified.
  • Signage will be posted about the closure in the loading dock area.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Special or emergency courier requests can be made by contacting the DCLS duty officer at 804-335-4617. ONLY DCLS can authorize and arrange for special or emergency courier services/runs.