On August 3, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new order (“CDC Order”) temporarily halting residential evictions in counties with heightened levels of COVID-19 transmission. Pursuant to the CDC Order, if an adult tenant or occupant submits a signed declaration to their landlord that meets the CDC’s criteria, a landlord is prohibited from executing on a judgment for possession to remove the tenant or occupant from the premises, currently through October 3, 2021.
In response to the CDC Order, the Judicial Branch will resume scheduling remote hearings in residential summary process (eviction) cases in which a request for execution or objection to execution has been filed. The hearing will allow each party to present their position and for the court to determine whether the execution can issue. Hearings will not be held in cases where a judgment of possession entered on grounds of serious nuisance.
Summary process executions that issued on August 2, 2021 through August 4, 2021 are being recalled and may not be served or carried out without further order of the court. In cases where there was a stay of execution ordered because of a prior CDC order, a new stay order will be entered without a hearing.
The parties will receive notice from the court when a remote hearing on an application for execution or objection is scheduled. The notice will include instructions on how to participate in the remote hearing, either by video or phone. Any party without access to a computer, tablet or phone should contact the court to reserve a room in the courthouse in order to participate in the remote hearing.
View the CDC Order at:
The CDC Declaration form can be found at:
Eviction Protection Declaration (cdc.gov) (English)
Declaración para protección contra desalojos (cdc.gov) (Spanish)
For information and latest updates about UniteCT, Connecticut’s rental assistance program for landlords and tenants, go to:
UniteCT – Emergency Rental Assistance for Connecticut’s Economy
SOURCE: CT Judicial Branch