Order Preventing Renter Evictions Extended Through September

People sit on the grass in Panhandle Park during the coronavirus pandemic on May 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended an executive order allowing local governments to prevent renters from getting evicted through the end of September.

The governor initially signed the order in mid-March in an attempt to protect vulnerable renters and homeowners during the coronavirus upheaval.

The order also allows for renewals of driver's licenses and identification cards via mail and adults to get marriage licenses through videoconferencing instead of in-person visits, among other items.

Governor @GavinNewsom today issued an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the #COVID19 pandemic, through September 30.https://t.co/Ky9VEtW8cb

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) July 1, 2020

In Gov. Newsom's Tuesday news conference, he teased a tightening of California's reopening plans to stop a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.

"We'll be making some additional announcements on efforts to use that dimmer switch that we've referred to and begin to toggle back on our stay-at-home order and tighten things up," Gov. Newsom said.

Those announcements won't come until a Wednesday news conference, scheduled for 12 p.m.

The governor confirmed close to 223,000 infections in the state. That's a nearly 50% increase over the past two weeks.

Watch Tuesday's coronavirus briefing here.