Have interest and monthly payments on federally-held student loans been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Are student loans still on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic?
With the recent passage of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package—the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”—repayment federal student loans will remain on pause, interest-free through the end of September.
What is the interest rate on federally owned student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic?
From March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2021, the interest rate is set to 0% and payments are suspended for student loans owned by the federal government.
Can I be forced to work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Generally, your employer may require you to come to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some government emergency orders may affect which businesses can remain open during the pandemic. Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a safe and healthful workplace.
Should I travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people.
Why is COVID-19 a serious illness?
In some cases, COVID-19 illnesses can lead to death. While people of all ages can be infected, the risk for complications increases with age. So people in their 50s, for instance, are at higher risk for severe illness than those in their 40s, and people ages 85 and older are at the greatest risk.
What is the safest way for gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Safer Celebrations Gathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest choice. If you do gather with people who don’t live with you, gatherings and activities held outdoors are safer than indoor gatherings.
How bad is COVID-19?
According to the CDC, reported COVID-19 illnesses have ranged from mild (with no reported symptoms in some cases) to severe to the point of requiring hospitalization, intensive care, and/or a ventilator. And, in some cases, COVID-19 illnesses can lead to death.
Can I still have sex during the coronavirus pandemic?
If both of you are healthy and feeling well, are practicing social distancing and have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19, touching, hugging, kissing, and sex are more likely to be safe.
Who shouldn’t wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Masks should not be placed on Children younger than 2 years old or Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
Could headache be a symptom of COVID-19?
Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus will have no or mild to moderate symptoms associated with the brain or nervous system. However, most hospitalized patients do have symptoms related to the brain or nervous system, most commonly including muscle aches, headaches, dizziness, and altered taste and smell.
Can the coronavirus disease spread through feces?
The virus that causes COVID-19 has been found in the feces of some patients diagnosed with COVID-19. However, it is unclear whether the virus found in feces may be capable of causing COVID-19. There has not been any confirmed report of the virus spreading from feces to a person.
Can good sleep help increase our immune system during COVID-19 pandemic?
Getting a good night’s sleep can boost our immune system. Studies have found that not getting good sleep can make some vaccines not work effectively. Your mood will be more even and less irritable when you have gotten a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can decrease your energy levels.