Valenski announced on Twitter on Wednesday night that she would extend the eviction ban to the end of March, due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
I will extend the order for residential eviction by at least 3/31/21. # COVID-19 The epidemic has presented a historic threat to our nation’s health as well as a housing affordability crisis that adversely affects some communities. https://t.co/u0ntnDOy3v pic.twitter.com/GKrjPJawrq
– Rochelle Wallensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) January 21, 2021
This effect, she said in a statement, “has also triggered a housing affordability crisis that adversely affects some communities.”
“As a protective public health measure, I will extend the current order to stop residential evictions until at least March 31, 2021,” she said.
The same night, the CDC issued a projection that by February 13, 508,000 coronovirus-related deaths could be reported.
“Despite widespread mitigation efforts, COVID-19 is spreading at an accelerated pace in the US,” Wallensky said.
“We must work to reduce matters and keep people in their homes and out of individual coagulation – such as shelters – where COVID-19 can help establish an even stronger foothold,” she continued.
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