The same federal judge who ruled to overturn the eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now put a temporary stay on the order.

Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the motion by the Department of Justice for an immediate stay in the case of the Alabama Association of Realtor v. HHS. This action was to avoid evictions while the government’s appeal is under consideration.

This gives the Court time to consider the merits of DOJ’s appeal and the plaintiffs time to file any opposition to the government’s motion. Plaintiffs have until May 12, 2021 to file any opposition to the defendants’ motion, and the defendants shall file any reply within four days of the date the plaintiffs’ opposition is filed.

It is important to note that during this period and until the DC Circuit issues its ruling, the CDC eviction order remains in effect.