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COVID-19 Update

Read About the Latest Updates to COVID-19 Resources

August 13, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) ended its Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance on May 11, 2023, consistent with the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. As a result, all related statements, guidance and FAQs previously released by SEVP also terminated on May 11, 2023, and this content may be outdated. Learn more.

New additions have been made to the COVID-19 resources on for Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stakeholders. For a full list of COVID-19 resources, visit the Nonimmigrant Students and SEVP-certified Schools section on the ICE Coronavirus page.

New Process: Reporting School Procedural Adaptations to SEVP

As noted in SEVP’s March 2020 guidance, schools should provide notice of any procedural adaptations made in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) to SEVP within 10 business days of the date of the decision to initiate the change. If an SEVP-certified school has previously submitted a procedural change plan detailing its alternative procedures, it does not need to resubmit the plan for the fall 2020 session, unless the school is making substantive changes. Therefore, if your school’s COVID-19 operational plan has been updated for the fall 2020 term, then your school should submit its updated operational plans to the following email:

Read the Aug.7 Broadcast Message on for reporting instructions.

Consolidated FAQs on

Access all Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19 in one PDF document on The FAQs document contains information about fall guidance, nonimmigrant students, SEVP-certified schools, how to contact the SEVP Response Center and more. Visit the consolidated document on

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