The Alameda City Council passed Urgency Ordinance No. 3268 on March 17. The City Council on April 7 extended further protections for commercial tenants, preventing them also from being evicted for not paying rent if the reason is a substantial loss of income (e.g. a reduction in business operations in compliance with a governmental order to close). The eviction protection offered under the expanded ordinance will last until 30 days after the Alameda City Council declares the city is no longer in a state of local emergency.