CDC is issuing a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant.
The order will expire on October 3, 2021 and applies in counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The order can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html . You can find your county's level of transmission here .
According to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky:
“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. 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. Such mass evictions and the attendant public health consequences would be very difficult to reverse.”
USICH recently released a step-by-step guide for people at risk of eviction, and reminds communities that there are still significant rental assistance resources available for renters and landlords who need help.