As the widespread economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) worsen, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued Executive Order N-28-20 to assist Californians experiencing financial hardship. The order implements measures specifically aimed at helping homeowners, tenants, borrowers and others that have lost their source of income due to business closures or layoffs in the wake of COVID-19. It includes removal of statutory restrictions in order to allow local governments to impose eviction restrictions, including a suspension on residential or commercial evictions, for tenants unable to pay their rent because of COVID-19. Our update on the Executive Order, by Allan E. Low, Anne Li and Rachael Rutkowski is available here.