Maryland

Virginia

  • The Supreme Court of Virginia has issued an Order Declaring Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Emergency, which Order is effective from March 16, 2020 through April 6, 2020. The Order provides that all non-emergency, non-essential court proceedings in Virginia Circuit and District Courts are suspended and all deadlines tolled for 21 days. This has the effect of suspending new and pending evictions and foreclosures.
    http://www.courts.state.va.us/2020_0316_scv_order_declaration_of_judicial_emergency.pdf

District of Columbia

  • The DC Council unanimously passed the COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020, which implements a number of measures to address health, public safety, and consumer protections during the emergency period, including prohibition on all evictions and prohibition on disconnecting gas, electric, and water utilities due to non-payment.
    http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/44469/B23-0718-SignedAct.pdf

The same action of the DC Council extends the statutory period applicable to tenant and tenant organization actions under DC’s TOPA law.


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