Update From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:
Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Thursday, March 26 that due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security, as directed by President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline beyond the current October 1, 2020 deadline.
"I have determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. DHS will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days, Wolf stated"
Extending the deadline will allow the Department to work with Congress to implement needed changes to expedite the issuance of REAL IDs once the current health crisis concludes.