Governor issues executive order on public meetings and allows eviction relief to expire because of CDC Order

Press release from the office of Governor DeSantis

Local Government Public Meetings

Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-246. 

The State of Florida recently entered Phase 3 of the Governor’s plan for Florida’s recovery from COVID-19. Executive Order 20-246 assists the transition to Phase 3 by providing local government bodies with an additional one-month period to conduct their meetings virtually. Local government bodies should prepare to meet in person as required by Florida law beginning November 1, 2020. 

A copy of Executive Order 20-246 can be found HERE and provided below. 

Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief 

Governor DeSantis has permitted Executive Order 20-211 to expire. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently enacted a nationwide residential evictions Order that provides federal eviction relief to persons who submit a valid Declaration to their landlord regarding their inability to pay rent. Executive Order 20-211 had provided a limited, one-month extension of state eviction relief to persons affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Executive Order 20-211 pertaining to the State’s mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief was permitted to expire to avoid any confusion over whether the CDC’s evictions Order should apply in a particular circumstance. The CDC’s evictions Order expires on December 31, 2020, unless extended. 

A copy of the CDC’s evictions Order is available HERE

A copy of the CDC’s evictions Declaration is available HERE.