Coronavirus Pandemic: What About International Students?

What about international students?

“Typically, students on F-1 visas can only have one online or distance learning class count toward their degrees per semester. ESL students or those on M-1 visas cannot count any remote classes toward their degrees.

“But the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which is run by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said it recognizes that these are special circumstances.

“As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the program is allowing schools to adapt their procedures around student visas, including temporarily lifting restrictions on distance learning. Schools are required to notify the program about any adaptations within 10 days."

"SEVP is focused on ensuring that nonimmigrant students are able to continue to make normal progress in a full course of study as required by federal regulations," Carissa Cutrell, acting deputy press secretary for ICE public affairs, said in a statement to CNN.”

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Coronavirus: Wuhan's Newest Orders

My Wuhan family’s newest orders from the government:

  1. Fencing to cordon off all roads. Zero foot or vehicle traffic
  2. No shopping. All food to be centrally prepared and delivered
  3. No excursions outside of the home. No gathering. Daily reporting of body temperature via messaging to local authority
  4. Observe coordinated disinfection of public and private living quarters.

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