Like probably most of the rest of the US, I'm currently staying home with very, very few exceptions. My driver's license however expires in May (now extended 60 more days), and I have never had a RealID. I also do not have a currently valid passport (it expired and was issued >15 years ago so cannot be renewed now.) I would like to get a RealID only because I don't want to be restricted on domestic flying (not that I ever do it, but still I would prefer to have the option just in case).
I see that an extension has been granted on license renewals which is nice I suppose, but all I see about getting a RealID is that you still have to go into your physical DMV. I don't even actually know if my local DMV is open, but even if it is I don't want to be spending time there.
What are the currently-available options for obtaining a RealID for the first time in California?
Additionally if the only option for RealID is in-person, but my license is expiring shortly, do I just have to pay to renew my license now, and pay again some day in the future to get a Real ID (presumably after the COVID stuff has passed)?