By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a temporary ban on evictions, but that won’t affect eviction moratoriums in California and Los Angeles County.

The CDC extended a temporary ban on evictions because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has surged across the country over the summer largely due to the much more contagious Delta variant. The moratorium was supposed to remain in place until Oct. 1.

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In a 6-3 decision, the high court blocked the Biden administration on Thursday from enforcing the moratorium.

In an unsigned opinion, the court said the CDC had “exceeded its authority” in issuing a nationwide moratorium on evictions. According to the court, if a federally-imposed eviction moratorium is to continue, Congress must authorize it.

However, renters are still protected in California and Los Angeles County. Eviction moratoriums locally remain in effect until Sept. 30.

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The eviction moratoriums were put in place to help people who lost their jobs or were unable to work due to the pandemic.