New CDC Order Offers Temporary Protection From Evictions Through October 3rd
August 4, 2021
Note: The CDC order has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court as of August 26th, 2021. Please see our Spotlight post on the Supreme Court's ruling for more info.
On August 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new order [PDF] that offers protection from evictions for nonpayment of rent for tenants who meet certain qualifications. This order is active in counties with "heightened levels of community transmission" and is intended to stop the spread of COVID-19, including the new Delta variant. The order is effective through October 3rd, 2021, and has the potential to be revised or extended past this date.