Newsom Extends Previous COVID-19 Executive Orders

Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued Executive Order N-71-20 extending provisions included in previously issued executive orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Of particular note, the order extends provisions related to the issuance of Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC). The order also extends authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the pandemic through September 30, waives eligibility redeterminations for Californians who participate in Medi-Cal, suspends face-to-face visits for foster care eligibility, permits IHSS program caseworkers to continue caring for older adults and individuals with disabilities, and allows adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing. The order also extends waivers temporarily to allow counties to enroll persons into CalWORKs and extends provisions related to DMV transactions.