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DeSantis: Florida might extend statewide evictions ban

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 15:19:33-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he might extend the statewide moratorium on housing evictions that is set to expire on Saturday.

News outlets report DeSantis signaled the possibility of the extension during a roundtable discussion in Orlando about the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday.

He says officials will have “something on that soon.”

The moratorium was implemented in April and allows people to avoid eviction from their homes amid the virus outbreak. The governor had previously extended the ban twice.

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