Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Contact: Media Relations
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As a protective public health measure, I will extend the current order temporarily halting residential evictions until at least March 31, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to our nation’s health. It has also triggered a housing affordability crisis that disproportionately affects some communities.

Despite extensive mitigation efforts, COVID-19 continues to spread in America at a concerning pace. We must act to get cases down and keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings — like shelters — where COVID-19 can take an even stronger foothold.

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