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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium For Every Mississippi County as Delta Variant Surges

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in a red blazer, standing against a blue CDC backgroup

The Centers for Disease Control issued a last minute eviction moratorium Tuesday evening, temporarily staving off an immense surge in evictions in the middle of one of the worst waves of coronavirus the U.S. has seen thus far. While the moratorium is targeted only at areas of “substantial or high spread” of the virus, Mississippi’s dangerously climbing infections have put every county in the state in one of those categories, firmly halting all evictions until transmission declines precipitously and remains low, or until Oct. 3.