Real ID deadline pushed back to October 2021

The Department of Homeland Security announced this week that it is delaying the implementation of new Real ID requirements until October 1st, 2021.

DHS officials say the delay is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

People won’t need their Real ID to get on an airplane or visit a government building until October of next year.

About 38% of Americans are having their Real IDs issued but officials say that here in the Volunteer State, that total is about 40%.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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