Concern of student visa (F1) holders and effect of COVID-19 on their visa status

Concern of student visa (F1) holders and effect of COVID-19 on their visa status

The effect of COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide concern. Many businesses and individual lives have been affected by the spread of this virus. International students under F1 visa and non-immigrant visa workers, such as H1B visa holders, are not exceptions to this situation. As of April 12, 2020, there were 554,849 total cases of coronavirus and 21,942 total deaths in the United States according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. This pandemic affects current and prospective F1 students. Currently, most universities and colleges are shifting classes and even graduations online.  Some universities in the U.S. scrambled to