In the wake of the July 24 expiration of the moratorium on residential evictions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an order (CDC order) temporarily halting residential evictions in the United States for lower-income tenants who are unable to pay rent because of the financial impacts of COVID-19. The residential eviction moratorium is expected to be in effect between September 4, 2020, and December 31, 2020. In this update we discuss the CDC order and the steps that must be taken to invoke its protections.

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