The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted colleges and universities over the past seven or eight months. National reports note that the pandemic has impacted learning in ways that we cannot yet understand, and stress that college students have been having a tough time.

This has not gone unnoticed by the University System of Georgia (USG) and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. To address the issue, Kemp recently announced Georgia will allocate $11.5 million of the Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding, set aside by the federal CARES Act, to support mental health and student support services within USG. And this week, USG officials announced the launch of a comprehensive plan to significantly expand student mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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