The federal moratorium on evictions during the Covid-19 epidemic was extended Tuesday for 60 days in areas “high” or “substantial” levels of community transmission.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Suffolk County as having a substantial levels of transmission.
“CDC is issuing a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent, unexpected developments in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant,” the CDC said. “It is intended to target specific areas of the country where cases are rapidly increasing, which likely would be exacerbated by mass evictions.”
The moratorium covers tenants experiencing loss of income or other Covid related difficulties.
A significant number of counties throughout the United States are classified as high or substantial because of the spread of the Delta variant, a more contagious version of the virus, particularly among the unvaccinated.