The deadline for everyone to get a Real ID has been pushed back due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In 2005, the federal Real ID Act mandated that all U.S. residents obtain an updated identification card in order to travel on commercial aircraft and access federal facilities.
The original deadline was October of this year, but the new deadline is now October of 2021.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, many DMVs are closed or have restricted access. Government officials say they want to give people more time to apply. They also acknowledge that the wait time for people to receive their Real IDs will increase.