The Biden Administration reversed course Tuesday by issuing a new, more limited federal eviction moratorium that will remain in effect until October 3, 2021.

The President had previously said he didn’t have the authority to extend the moratorium and that any further declaration must come from Congress.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the announcement on its website Tuesday night. The moratorium is more limited in scope, covering renters only in counties across the country that the CDC deems the spread of COVID as “substantial” or “high”.

This includes the majority of counties, including Philadelphia, which is listed as “substantial”. Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties are also “substantial”.

Chester County is currently listed as “moderate”.

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