Gov. Gavin Newsom was expected on Monday afternoon to announce new statewide guidelines on evictions in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
On Friday, eight lawmakers penned a letter to Newsom urging him to take action to keep the state’s residents from being pushed out of their homes.
“As this public health emergency escalates, California’s 17 million renters are at great risk of hardship both from the effects of the virus itself and efforts to control and mitigate its spread,” the group, which included state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), wrote.
Schools, restaurants, bars, stadiums, theaters and other businesses have shuttered, leaving service workers without jobs, at least temporarily.