Newsom Issues Executive Order Related to COVID-19 Response

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued Executive Order N-83-20 addressing a series of issues in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The order directs the Department of Transportation to develop and implement a process to issue and administer temporary encroachment permits allowing businesses located on state highways to expand their outdoor dining options onto sidewalks and parking lots. The order also allows those older than 70 years of age to renew their driver’s license by mail, allows the Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to suspend deadlines for renewing state licenses upon payment of annual fees through June 30, 2021, and extends provisions related to real estate license application and renewal fee deadlines and continuing education requirements for licensees.