On March 27, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom signed executive Order N-37-20. This Executive Order delayed the issuance of a summons in any unlawful detainer action for 60 days, providing that the tenant meet specific requirements, discussed below. An “unlawful detainer action” is the court proceeding that a landlord uses to lawfully evict an tenant from the residence. A “summons” is an order to appear before a judge or court, and is issued that the beginning of all legal proceedings, including an unlawful detainer action. According to Executive Order N-37-20, a tenant who meets the specified criteria discussed below would have 60 days from receipt of the summons to respond to the unlawful detainer action. After that 60 day period the court proceedings would resume.