Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday directed financial institutions to halt the start of mortgage foreclosures as part of her response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly signed the executive order without a public announcement on the same day she ordered schools to shut down statewide for the rest of the academic year.
The order directed financial institutions to suspend the "initiation of any mortgage foreclosure efforts or judicial proceedings."
It also instructs them to stop any commercial or residential eviction efforts.
The order started at 12:01 p.m. on Tuesday. It will last until May 1, 2020 or until the . . .