Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, President Trump Has Extended the Deadline for Real ID

President Trump announced on Monday that he is pushing back the deadline for when Americans will be required to have the new Real ID credential.

This is the new feature that will be required to board domestic flights.

He is postponing the original deadline of October 1st. President Trump is pushing this back in hopes that the Coronavirus pandemic will be under control  and concerns of people meeting in crowds will die down.

Trump did not say when the new deadline will be but said he will announce it “very soon,” according to the Washington Post.

Many states, including Mississippi, have closed their Department of Motor Vehicles in connection to the CDC rules in place to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Real ID Act was originally  to help prevent terrorist attacks and reduce the number of licenses granted to undocumented immigrants.