On Sept. 1, 2020, toward the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC enacted an “eviction moratorium” barring the eviction of certain renters.
Put in place out of concern that evicted families might further spread the coronavirus by moving in with relatives, the moratorium was set to expire on March 31, 2021.
Only two days before the moratorium would have run out, the CDC announced it would be extended through the end of June, according to The Associated Press.
The decision to extend the order was made despite a precipitous drop in the number of reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 5, 2021
Less than 300 new