New federal evictions with new, more limited protections for tenants this week have been issuing. They were done by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This order, according to CDC data, will affect 14 of the Mid-Atlantic state’s 24 jurisdictions. It is based on current COVID-19 transmission levels.
Federal Evictions: Pandemic-Related Loss
Moreover, those protections do mirror prior orders in providing tenants with an affirmative defense to use protections. That, in fact, mirror prior orders in providing tenants with an affirmative defense to use a huge pandemic-related loss of income. That would be to temporarily avert an eviction. But to apply more closely based on county-level COVID numbers. In fact, the order does apply to areas with “substantial and high levels of community transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2,” according to the CDC. It will expire on October 3rd.
New Eviction Protection Order
Moreover, according to the new eviction protection order, the counties with “substantial” levels of COVID-19 transmission are interpreting as getting between 50.99 and 99.99 new cases. That is 100,000 residents a week. They have a weekly positivity rate of between 8% and 9.99%. Then the counties with higher transmission rates than that are defining as are having “high” levels of COVID-19 transmission.
On Wednesday, jurisdictions with considerable or high levels of transmission in Maryland include Baltimore City. As well as many other counties, according to CDC data.
Moreover, that transmission data would include the dates of July 27 to August 2 for the case rate. It would be July 25 to July 31 for percent positivity, according to the CDC website.
Counties with mild COVID-19 transmission dates as of the most recent CDC data are more local counties.
The transmission figures are continuously changing. They will be updating by the CDC. In fact, the order does apply to most of the United States, according to the CDC. More than 80% of counties in the country have huge or high transmission rates as of August 1st.