New Form Replaces CARES Act Affidavit
AANC provided the following update regarding Chief Justice Newby's recent actions, including the replacement of the CARES Act Affidavit with form 208:
Last week Chief Justice Newby allowed Emergency Directive 18 and 20 to expire. Emergency Directive 18, required submission of a CARES Act affidavit, originally just addressing the CARES Act and then later both he CARES Act and the CDC declaration distribution requirement of Executive Order 171 and 184. The Administrative Office of the Courts has now replaced the CARES Act Affidavit with form 208.
Emergency Directive 20, expanding the statutory requirement that summary ejectment hearings must be heard within 7 days to 30 days, has not been addressed yet. We have reached out to the AOC regarding further guidance regarding scheduling. For now courts have been given the authority to manage proceedings as they see fit. We will continue to monitor how this will impact summary ejectment hearings across the state.