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New Orleans Is Making Its Eviction Officers Get Vaccinated

New Orleans Is Making Its Eviction Officers Get Vaccinated

A New Orleans eviction court has a particularly bleak justification for a new requirement that its constables get vaccinated: the sheer number of people it’s about to evict. AdvertisementEdwin Shorty, the constable of the New Orleans Second City Court, is requiring all full-time and reserve deputies to be vaccinated by August 16, according to local news station WDSU. On the first Monday after the eviction moratorium’s expiration on July 31, the First City Court received nearly 60 eviction filings, while Shorty’s jurisdiction received four, according to NOLA.com. All First City Court deputies are vaccinated and new hires will be required to get vaccinated as well, WDSU reported. In Orleans Parish, nearly 20 percent of all renting households owe back rent, a New York Times analysis found last week.

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