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UPDATE: CDC issues eviction ban in areas of substantial or high transmission of COVID-19

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium Tuesday in counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels of COVID-19.

The order will expire on October 3. Dr. Rochelle Walensky issued the order after determining the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures.

Right now, in the 27 News viewing area, the following counties fall within the levels of transmission outlined by the CDC: Dane, Rock (high), Columbia, Sauk, Richland, Marquette, Dodge, Jefferson and Adams.

The CDC said eviction moratorium allows additional time for rent relief to reach renters and to further increase vaccination rates


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Joe Biden is expected to revive eviction moratorium covering most of US population, day after admin said he lacked authority, according to AP sources.

The Biden administration will announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives. That's according to three people familiar with the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss the forthcoming announcement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a legal authority for a new and different moratorium that would be for areas with high and substantial increases in COVID-19 infections.

The ban helps to heal a rift with liberal Democratic lawmakers who were calling on executive action to keep renters in their homes after a prior moratorium lapsed at the end of July.

Biden is expected to make a formal announcement later this afternoon.

This is a developing story.

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