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Eviction protection extended by CDC as back rent grows. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a moratorium on evictions first enacted in September through thee end of the year. The measure prevents landlords from evicting tenants because of inability to pay rent, but not for other reasons like lease violations. Source: Live 5 News

Lowcountry missing more than a quarter of jobs in leisure, hospitality. Hotel occupancy in Charleston caught up recently after lagging behind the statewide average for months. The same can’t be said for the rest of the hospitality jobs in the region. Source: P&C

Trump rails against relief bill, calls it “disgrace.” President Donald Trump demanded sweeping changes to the $900 billion stimulus package, including checks for Americans, threatening to derail months of bipartisan work in Congress to deliver any relief at all. Source: The New York Times

DHEC picks new leader. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control board unanimously voted for Dr. Edward Simmer to head the state’s health and environmental department Tuesday after months without a permanent director at the helm of the agency overseeing South Carolina’s coronavirus response. Source: Associated Press