The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a new, "temporary" moratorium on evictions, the agency announced Tuesday. The moratorium, which CBS News confirmed earlier Tuesday, will be separate from the CDC's prior eviction moratorium that expired over the weekend. The new order, which expires on October 3, covers counties experiencing "substantial" or "high" levels of COVID-19 spread. One source familiar with the moratorium said that currently includes about 80% of U.S. counties, or 90% of the U.S. population. "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," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday. "This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads." The latest moratorium order could face legal challenges, after the Supreme Court determined the Biden administration couldn't extend the previous moratorium eviction through executive action. As the latest eviction moratorium was about to end last week, the White House told Congress to act, while Congress called on the White House to act. The White House said it lacked the authority to extend the moratorium. In June, the Supreme Court decided in a bare 5-4 majority to allow the eviction ban to . . . read the full article here.
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DATE: June, Today, 5 days, Friday, Tuesday, October 3, last week, the weekend, earlier Tuesday, the end of July
TIME: night, afternoon
PERCENT: 90%, about 80%
CARDINAL: 5, One, 11 million