From: "Media@cdc.gov (CDC)" <sohco@CDC.GOV>
To: MMWR-MEDIA@LISTSERV.CDC.GOV
Subject: CDC Media Statement: CDC Director on Extending the Eviction Moratorium
Date: Jan 20, 2021 10:28 PM


Media Statement

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Contact: CDC Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

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


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.