Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended the statewide moratorium on evictions through July 1. The former ban was scheduled to end at 12:01 a.m. June 2.

DeSantis issued the 45 day suspension on evictions and foreclosures on April 2 as a result of the Covid 19 shut down.

The governor’s order is a temporary suspension and tenants will have to pay any back rent they owe at some point in order to avoid eviction in the future. Eviction notices have continued to be filed in many counties despite the moratorium.