Covid-19 Financial Aid For Nevis Students
The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources on Nevis regarding the Nevis Island Administration’s offer of COVID-19 special financial assistance to students.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) wishes to announce the availability of its COVID-19 special financial aid. This assistance will be provided to students who are:
- Citizens and residents of Saint Kitts and Nevis, residing on Nevis
- Presently studying abroad and have not returned to the Federation
- Not on a full scholarship; and
- In dire need – find themselves in a financially vulnerable position as a result of the pandemic.
The Nevis Island Administration understands the financial impact that COVID-19 has had on our students and their families, and we are committed to helping our students minimize the impact where possible. This will be in the form of a disbursement of EC$1,000.00 per month; for the months of May, June and July of 2020 in the first instance.
Students desirous of applying for the special financial aid can contact the Ministry of Human Resources at tel. (869) 469-5521 ext. 5160 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and assistance regarding the application process.
Tips For Students On How To Handle Covid-19
If you are feeling anxious and stressed about the COVID-19 outbreak, you are not alone – many students are experiencing higher than normal stress and anxiety levels right now. Here are six tips for coping with the COVID-19 epidemic and helping to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Breathe deeply: See JustBreathe for tips on how to relieve stress through slow, deep breathing. Take five slow, deep breaths right now and feel yourself calm down.
- Practice staying in the present moment: Worrying will not change or help the situation; try meditation or guided imagery.
- Use cognitive-behavioral skills: Remember, how you think affects how you feel and how you behave. If you are having a negative thought (e.g., “I might get the COVID-19 virus and get really sick.”), change it to a positive (e.g., “I will stay healthy by taking good self-care and practicing good infection control practices.”). Repeat these positive thinking statements several times a day.
- Stay active: Physical activity can help relieve stress. Even short walks can help.
- Talk to someone: Tell a family member or friend how you are feeling.
- Practice good infection control practices: Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough with your elbow or with a tissue that you immediately throw away, eliminate hand-shaking and practice social distancing – at least six feet of space between other people. If you are experiencing a fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, muscle aches and fatigue, call your healthcare provider.