If you opt out of the payment suspension and miss a payment, your loan servicer will place you back in “administrative forbearance” status after your loans become 30 days past due. If you opt out of the suspension but then experience a change in income, contact your loan servicer as soon as possible.
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.
Have interest and monthly payments on federally-held student loans been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Interest and monthly payments on federally-held loans are suspended through January 31, 2021. You do not need to contact your student loan servicer or take any action on your federally-held student loans.
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.
Who is considered high risk for COVID-19?
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.
Who is most at risk for serious illness from COVID-19?
The risk of developing dangerous symptoms increases with age, with those who are age 85 and older at the highest risk of serious symptoms. In the U.S., about 80% of deaths from the disease have been in people age 65 and older. Risks are even higher for older people when they have other health conditions.
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.
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.
Is COVID-19 a pandemic?
In early March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic—a disease outbreak occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population.
What are some tips for staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Have at least a two-week supply of household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home. Consider ways of getting medications, food, and mail brought to your house by family, friends, or businesses. Have a plan for someone to care for your dependents and pets if you get sick.
What are some health measures that should be taken during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect against the virus?
Following proven health measures is still the best way to keep everyone, including children, safe from COVID-19. This includes keeping hands clean, practising sneezing and coughing into bent elbows, opening windows, wearing a mask if age-appropriate, and continuing physical distancing.
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.
What is the average recovery time for COVID-19?
Most people feel better within two or three weeks of COVID-19 infection. Once it’s been 10 days since coronavirus symptoms first appeared and you don’t have symptoms anymore, the CDC suggests most people are no longer able to infect others and may end isolation.
Are smokers more likely to contract COVID-19?
Smoking cigarettes can leave smokers more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, which is why there’s never been a better time to quit smoking. FDA’s Every Try Counts campaign has supportive tips and tools to help smokers get closer to quitting for good.