This week Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The original order halted evictions through May 31, 2020, then through March 31, 2021 and now through June 30, 2021.

The purpose of the extension is to put the date into alignment with the residential eviction laws. Please remember, there is no statewide policy. A local government must act and adopt a local ordinance for a moratorium to be in effect, and moratoriums vary by jurisdiction.  If in doubt, consult your attorneys and/or local government jurisdiction of the property in question.

The text of the Governor’s executive order can be found here.