This dedicated page contains information related to the Coronavirus and its specific impacts on the ISSO and international students, scholars, and faculty. Updates are arranged chronologically, from most to least recent. Helpful links and Covid-19 FAQs can be found under this page in the left side bar.
Information regarding UNC Charlotte’s broader response to Coronavirus can be accessed via the latest NinerNotice.
Suspension of Entry to United States from Brazil
SEVP Issues Revised Covid-19-Related FAQs (Again)
Clarification on Financial Assistance to International Students
May 8th, 2020
This week the ISSO sent a message to International students regarding Clarification on Financial Assistance.
ISSO Releases Recording of April's Virtual Town Hall Event
SEVP Issues Revised Covid-19-Related FAQs
Two Resources Pertaining to Stimulus Checks/Unemployment Benefits & the Federal Public Charge Rule
- https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center (for students or scholars with questions about Economic Impact Payments authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)
- https://law-cornell.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=2bfa541c-5057-4062-8bcf-ab9c012856a5 (a recording from Cornell University Law School titled, "Immigrants, Public Benefits, and COVID-19" for those wondering whether or not accepting benefits may lead to visa and immigration issues in the future; slides can be found here.)
Note: the ISSO urges all students to consult with an immigration attorney before applying for or accepting government benefits.
ISSO Issues a Message to UNC Charlotte Faculty Re: International Student and Scholar Concerns
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) New Resource Page
US Department of State New Resource Page
US Department of State Suspension of Visa Services in Countries with Travel Warnings
The ISSO Issues a Message to Students Regarding Travel
The ISSO Issues a Message to Students Regarding a Transition to Remote Operations
The ISSO issued a message to students regarding updates to our operations to practice social distancing and follow university guidance. The message can be accessed at the following link, though students should check the ISSO mainpage for the latest Advising Hours and contact information: https://isso.uncc.edu/sites/isso.uncc.edu/files/media/2020-03-17_UNC%20Charlotte%20Mail%20-%20ISSO%20-%20phone%20advising%20option%2C%20processing%20times.pdf
The ISSO Issues a Message to Students Regarding Self Care Tips
The ISSO issued a message to students which included tips for self-care during this unprecedented period of Coronavirus. The message included practical tips about exercise, accessing nutrituous food through the Jamil Niner Food Pantry, and more. A copy of the message can be found here: https://isso.uncc.edu/sites/isso.uncc.edu/files/media/2020-03-16_UNC%20Charlotte%20Mail%20-%20self%20care%20tips%20-%20social%20connections%2C%20exercise%2C%20food%20pantry%2C%20credible%20news.pdf
US Department of Homeland Security Updates Travel Bans to Include the United Kingdom & Ireland
Read previous updates and information here, in our Archives.