SLO County suspends evictions during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 19, 2020

San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director Wade Horton issued an executive order suspending evictions by landlords for failure to pay rent or a foreclosure due to a decrease in household or business income due to COVID-19.

The order will be in effect through May 21, 2020.

The action was made in line with Governor Gavin Newsom's executive order allowing local governments to limit residential or commercial evictions.

"No one should be forced out of their home because of the spread of COVID-19 in our county," Horton said. "We are all making sacrifices during this crisis and I want to make sure we protect our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues and make sure they continue to have a place to live."

The order affects all unincorporated areas and cities within the county.