As you are probably aware, Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-14 provides that the enforcement of evictions can be delayed in certain circumstances related to COVID-19. The Order did not stop eviction actions. Instead, the constable will not lock out the tenant after the eviction judgment, if the tenant provides their landlord any of the following:
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and must be quarantined;
- You have been ordered to self-quarantine by a medical professional because of your symptoms as defined by the Centers for Disease Control;
- Someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and you must be quarantined;
- You have a health condition, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, that makes you more at risk for COVID-19 than the average person;
- You have suffered a substantial loss of income as a result of COVID-19, such as job loss, reduced pay or compensation, your workplace closed, an obligation to miss work to care for a home-bound school-age child or other circumstances.
Community Legal Services has created sample notices in English and Spanish for tenants to give to their landlords and TIPS for how to handle this process. I am attaching the notices and TIPS. Please help us get the word out to the community about this important protection for not just tenants but everyone in Arizona. Please feel free to call me with questions or concerns. Community Legal Services is open and taking phone intakes 8 to 3 on weekdays at 602-258-3434. Please stay healthy.
Director of Litigation and Advocacy
Community Legal Services
305 South 2nd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85036
(602) 258-3434, ext. 2650
COVID-19 Tenant Notice