Arizona extends pandemic moratorium on evictions

Arizona renters dreading the expiration of a coronavirus-related moratorium on evictions will get a reprieve.

Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the ban on evictions would be extended until Oct. 31. Arizona’s 120-day order had been due to end July 22.

It was supposed to ensure people wouldn’t lose their homes if they got COVID-19 or lost their jobs during pandemic restrictions. Advocates argued it is too early to end the ban.

The news comes as Arizona tallied 3,259 more confirmed coronavirus cases. That is only two more cases than reported the previous day and is far below record days during which the daily count reached almost 5,000 (AP)