CDC issued eviction ban in counties with substantial/high transmission

CDC, Rochelle Walensky

CDC issues a new temporary eviction ban. 60-day moratorium in effect until Oct 3rd.

Where: United States

The Facts

On August 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a temporary order to halt evictions in counties with substantial to high COVID-19 community transmission effective through October 3rd.

Referring to the decision as a “reasonably necessary measure,” the CDC issued the temporary ban to prevent exacerbation of COVID-19 spread in the US under the 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 70.2.

The 42 CFR 70.2 states that the CDC Director can take reasonably necessary measures to prevent infectious disease transmission if they deem actions by State health authorities inadequate or insufficient.

According to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, an increased rate of community transmission in the US driven by the Delta variant has put the population, especially the unvaccinated, at a heightened risk of infection.

Walensky stated, “This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “This brand new moratorium will provide time for the money allocated by Congress to flow, as it helps stop the spread of the virus.”

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