The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a temporary eviction ban to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

The ban, which ends Dec. 31, covers people who become ill or who are at risk for severe illness from the novel coronavirus due to an underlying medical condition.

The CDC’s order does not apply in any state, local territorial or tribal area “with a moratorium on residential evictions that provide the same or greater level of public-health protection than the requirements listed.”

However, while the ban may halt evictions prompted by mass layoffs due to the coronavirus, the order could also negatively affect landlords who will not be able to collect unpaid rent.

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