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For international students staying in the U.S., COVID-19 closures led to a scramble for housing

Alan Yu Mar 31, 2020
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Not all international students could afford to return home after campuses closed. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
COVID-19

For international students staying in the U.S., COVID-19 closures led to a scramble for housing

Alan Yu Mar 31, 2020
Not all international students could afford to return home after campuses closed. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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As colleges and universities across the country canceled in-person classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students left campuses. But the international who students could not afford to go home were forced to find new accommodation in a very short space of time.

COVID-19 Economy FAQs

When does the expanded COVID-19 unemployment insurance run out?

The CARES Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in March, authorized extra unemployment payments, increasing the amount of money, and broadening who qualifies. The increased unemployment benefits have an expiration date — an extra $600 per week the act authorized ends on July 31.

Which states are reopening?

Many states have started to relax the restrictions put in place in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Although social-distancing measures still hold virtually everywhere in the country, more than half of states have started to phase out stay-at-home orders and phase in business reopenings. Others, like New York, are on slower timelines.

Is it worth applying for a job right now?

It never hurts to look, but as unemployment reaches levels last seen during the Great Depression and most available jobs are in places that carry risks like the supermarket or warehouses, it isn’t a bad idea to sit tight either, if you can.

You can find answers to more questions here.

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