CDC Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium to End of Year

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has extended the federal moratorium on evictions until December 31, giving tenants who were in danger of eviction more time to prepare for being removed from their apartments. In extending the moratorium, the CDC cited concerns that evicting people right now would place them at high risk of homelessness, which could facilitate the spread of the coronavirus. However, not everyone can benefit from this eviction moratorium, and landlords may be able to go forward with an eviction if a delinquent tenant does not follow the appropriate procedure. Continue reading “CDC Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium to End of Year”

CDC Issues Guidance That Coronavirus Does Not Justify Discrimination

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued legal guidance with respect to people’s reactions to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. Namely, they wish to remind businesses that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin and race, and that such rules are still in effect. In particular, they want to emphasize that the coronavirus can infect anyone, and people of Asian descent should not be singled out as being more likely to carry the disease. Continue reading “CDC Issues Guidance That Coronavirus Does Not Justify Discrimination”