City Extends Eviction Pause

The City of Santa Monica issued two updates to its local emergency declaration for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), extending the eviction moratorium for residential tenants and some commercial tenants, and further clarifying requirements for face coverings.

Under a twenty-second supplement, Santa Monica’s eviction moratorium is extended to September 30, 2020 for residential tenants. This is consistent with state law.

The extension is to August 31, 2020 for commercial tenants.

A revised twentieth supplement clarifies the requirement that everyone engaging in outside activities (walking, jogging, biking, etc.) must wear a face covering, or have one ready to be immediately put on, whenever they approach within 30 feet of another person outside of their household.

“As COVID-19 continues to spread, impacting the livelihoods of our community members and small businesses, we continue to extend our local eviction moratorium to keep people in their homes or tenancy,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg. “Please wear a face covering at all times and do not gather with people outside of your household.”


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