High transmission communities now have until October
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Tuesday CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an order to extend the eviction moratorium until Oct. 3, 2021, for counties that are still experiencing substantial and high levels of COVID-19 transmission.
“Thanks to the leadership of President Biden, the imminent fear of eviction and being put out on the street has been lifted for countless families across America,” Nancy Pelosi says in a tweet.
This brand new moratorium will provide time for the money allocated by Congress to flow, as it helps stop the spread of the virus. I am especially pleased about what this means to the children who have had uncertainty about their housing, their health and their education.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 3, 2021
The moratorium will allow renters to get rent relief and to further increase vaccination rates in high transmission communities.
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“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,” Dr. Walensky says. “This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads.”
The eviction moratoria will help those who have been exposed to COVID-19 self-isolate and self-quarantine by keeping people in their own homes.
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