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The CDC has ordered a nationwide eviction moratorium that runs through the end of the year. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID19.

The order, information on how to halt an eviction, and the limitations of the order, are in the PDF stored here: federalregister.gov/documents/

More context from NPR: npr.org/2020/09/01/908581048/s

@maxeddy shame they couldn't do the same the rest of the year to stop the spread of poverty… #OhWait

@maxeddy This is a non-starter, because the CDC likely doesn’t have the authority to do this and will get sued by landlords. It’s just a smokescreen to hide the fact that Congress isn’t acting with a real law because the GOP is blocking it. :(

@thomasfuchs NPR reported that the CDC does have the authority through a public health law, so it might have teeth? But you're right that there will likely be a lot of pushback. And that this should have been done by congress.

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