Statewide Executive Order to Shelter-in-Place (March 19, 2020)
On March 19, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order requiring all Californians to stay home except for essential work and errands such as to get good, care for a relative and friend, get necessary health care. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance. The Executive Order can be found here. The Executive Order is effective immediately and is in place until further notice. For more information please see the State’s COVID-19 webpage: www.covid19.ca.gov.
The Governor signed Executive Order N-66-20 on May 29th, extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through July 28. (The City of Scotts Valley enacted an Emergency Residential and Commercial Eviction Moratorium on March 25). This order also the allows the DMV to receive driver-license renewals and identification cards. It includes exceptions for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs during the 2019-20 school year to obtain their preliminary credential without a teaching performance assessment if they have COVID-19 related impacts. The order also includes provisions requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to waive certain regulations governing administration of Emergency Services Grant funding received under the CARES Act, develop alternative streamlined procedures, and implement reasonable accommodations for HCD-funded projects that have been negatively affected by the pandemic. Find the Executive Order here.