On September 1, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued an Agency Order to temporarily halt residential evictions. [federalregister.gov/d/2020-19654]The order is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020, and contains eligibility information. The following guidance is taken from the Federal Register and is not a substitute for legal advice.
The declaration linked here is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties to submit to your landlords. The declaration is for those who are covered by the CDC’s order temporarily halting residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. To invoke the CDC’s order these persons must provide an executed copy of the Declaration form (or a similar declaration under penalty of perjury) to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should likewise complete and provide a declaration. Unless the CDC order is extended, changed, or ended, the order prevents these persons from being evicted or removed from where they are living through December 31, 2020. These persons are still required to pay rent and follow all the other terms of their lease and rules of the place where they live. These persons may also still be evicted for reasons other than not paying rent or making a housing payment.