The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new 60-day eviction moratorium in counties where COVID-19 transmission is either “substantial” or “high.”
The order from CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has an initial expiration date of Oct. 3, but can be extended or rescinded based on changes in the spread of the virus. According to agency data, 80.87 percent of US counties are currently experiencing “substantial” or “high” transmission, defined by the CDC as at least 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days.
“The emergence of the Delta variant has led to a rapid acceleration of community transmission in the United States, putting more Americans at increased risk, especially if they are unvaccinated,” Walensky said in a statement. “This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads.
“It is imperative that public health authorities act quickly to mitigate such an increase of evictions, which could increase the likelihood of new spikes in SARS-CoV-2 transmission,” she added. “Such mass evictions and the attendant public health consequences would be very difficult to reverse.” (Read more from “CDC Announces New 60-Day Eviction Freeze for Most US Counties” HERE)
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