With new cases of COVID-19 spiking in Los Angeles County, the City of Santa Monica has announced extensions of its temporary eviction moratoriums for residential and commercial tenants impacted by the pandemic.

“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 in a news release. “Please wear a face covering at all times and do not gather with people outside of your household.”

Under the City's revised emergency declaration, the restriction on residential evictions - including for nonpayment of rent - will remain in place through September 30.  Tenants will have 12 months to pay back rent following the end of the moratorium.

Additionally, the City has extended the eviction moratorium to August 31 for certain commercial tenants, including small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Santa Monica's revised emergency order also requires that all persons exercising outdoors must wear a face mask when approaching within 30 feet of another person.