Communications and Marketing Updates Students on COVID-19 Information

Testing Locations and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund


Rebecca Munday

The door to the Armstrong Health Center

Students can receive a COVID-19 test at no cost to them through the Coastal Health District whether they have symptoms or not.

Students can also get tested at urgent care centers, health clinics, doctor’s offices and pharmacies in the area but cost, appointment availability, and other requirements may apply.

Students who have seen a Georgia Southern Health Services provider and who have ordered a test are the only students who can get tested through the Georgia Southern Health Services.

For more information about how and where to get a COVID-19 test visit Georgia Southern’s Testing Information page. To get answers to your frequently asked questions about COVID-19 testing questions, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 testing and screening page.

The CARES center continues to report COVID-19 statistics, support students, and notify close contacts to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Students with specific questions about contact tracing and notifications should contact the CARES center at

Students who are eligible to receive the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) can use the funding for any part of the cost of attending college or emergency costs that arise from COVID-19 including tuition, food, housing, mental and physical health care or child care. Institutions must prioritize students based on need.

The Georgia Southern Bursar’s Office will directly email the university email of any students who are eligible based on the criteria established by the US Department of Education. Students who were not eligible to complete a 2021-22 FAFSA can also apply if they have an immediate need. Students who wish to apply or find out more information should visit