Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Evictions Delayed for 120 days
Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order suspending enforcement of most Arizona eviction orders for 120 days. A landlord may not evict a tenant for non-payment of rent if one of the following situations applies:
- A tenant is under a quarantine order based on a COVID-19 diagnosis;
- A tenant is ordered to self-quarantine by a medical professional based on COVID-19 symptoms;
- A tenant is quarantined based on someone in the home being diagnosed with COVID-19;
- A tenant has a “high-risk” health condition as defined by the CDC;
- A tenant has lost substantial income resulting from COVID-19; such as:
- Job loss;
- Reduction in pay/hours;
- Workplace closure;
- School closure;
- Other related circumstances.
To review Gov. Ducey’s full executive order, click here.
To be eligible for an eviction delay, tenants must notify their landlord in writing of the nature of their financial hardship or quarantine, and acknowledge that the terms of their lease still apply (i.e., their continuing obligation to pay rent).
The order does not require landlords to waive rent, it merely delays enforcement of an eviction order for 120 days. Landlords may still proceed with evictions based upon breach of a lease other than non-payment (e.g. material health and safety violations, irreparable breach, etc.).
Boreale Law is here to provide guidance as rental issues arise, please call (520) 334-2069 to speak with us today!
Sick Leave Guidance from DOL
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, effective April 1, 2020.
To view the Q&A click here. A printable workplace poster can be found here: Workplace Poster. We expect further guidance in the coming days regarding the exemptions available for employers with fewer than 50 employees.
We have already fielded a number of calls about the effect of this law on various businesses. Call us at (520) 334-2069 with your questions!
Aid Package Passes Senate
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a nearly $2 trillion aid package last night. It is expected to pass the House by Friday and President Trump is expected to sign the same day. The package includes checks of $1,200 for those with income up to $75,000/$150,000 (individual/married couples). Also included is an increase to unemployment insurance benefits.
Up to $350 billion in small business loans to be administered by the SBA in conjunction with banks and credit unions. The loans may be forgiven if businesses use the funds to cover payroll, rent, and other basic operational expenses. Existing SBA borrowers can also expect some relief.
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