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Gov. Ducey delaying evictions for those affected by COVID-19

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on coronavirus 3-9-20
Posted at 3:42 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 18:45:48-04

Governor Doug Ducey has issued an executive order that would delay evictions for all renters affected by the coronavirus Tuesday.

Renters who are quarantining due to COVID-19 or "are facing economic hardship" won't face eviction. The order will stay in effect for 120 days.

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“Nobody should be forced out of their home because of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey in a statement. “This order is about protecting public health and providing relief to families impacted by this virus — whether through sickness or economic hardship. This is the right thing to do to support Arizona families during their time of need and prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Read the full executive order below: