Progressives celebrate a new eviction moratorium

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi both also called for reinstatement of the ban on evictions that expired at midnight on Saturday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later on Tuesday issued a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions in areas with high levels of COVID-19 infections citing the raging Delta variant after having rejected an earlier push by the White House.

The order applies to about 80% of U.S. counties that have substantial or high COVID-19 community transmission rates and covers about 90% of the U.S. population. The CDC said it will expand the protections to additional counties if they see a rise in COVID-19 cases.

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