California Governor Gavin Newsom signed executive order N-80-20 on September 23 extending the commercial eviction moratorium to the end of March 2021.  This order allows local jurisdictions the option to extend their commercial eviction moratoria (however, local jurisdictions are not required to do so).

The City and County of San Francisco just extended its moratorium to November 30.

As a reminder, these moratoria only defer the payment of rent, they do not excuse it.  The deferral of rent is not automatic but is only available if the tenant can demonstrate that its business has been adversely affected by the pandemic.


I am an attorney, but unless I am already your attorney, then I am not your attorney and this update does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in California and Nevada and have based the information presented on US laws. This blog post is legal information and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Woodsum Law Offices provides guidance to landlords and tenants in navigating the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic on commercial leases.

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