Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for ZSC Campus & Community

CARES Emergency Fund Update

The Zane State College CARES Emergency Fund aids students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance was created by the Department of Education to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 1, 2020 for spring semester

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES MAY INCLUDE: Food, Housing, Utilities, Childcare, Health Care, Course Materials, Technology, and Other Critical Needs.


  • Currently enrolled at Zane State College for Spring Semester 2020.
  • Have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Be a high school graduate enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program.
  • Currently Zane State College is waiting for final direction from the Department of Education regarding eligibility evaluation. The fastest way to prove eligibility is through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students with a FAFSA on file and are compliant with all federal aid requirements will be processed quickly. Federal aid requirements for student aid include, but are not limited to, meeting financial aid satisfactory academic progress, not have a loan in default or a grant overpayment, be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen with current documentation. If you have not completed the FAFSA, please click here to do so. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: You DO NOT have to be receiving Pell or borrowing Direct Student Loans to receive CARES funds. You must only meet the Title IV requirements to do so. We encourage ALL students with a need to apply.

Complete and submit the online application. Your application will be processed and, if qualified, you will receive notification via email when funds are awarded.

You must be logged in to My ZSC to access the application. Click here to apply.

Once your application is approved, you can expect to receive funds within approximately three to five business days. The maximum award amount at this point is $475.* The Funds will be distributed in the following manner:

  • Students who have current deposit method designated with Bank Mobile will be paid through their designated account.
  • Students without a designated refund method must sign up with Bank Mobile. Please visit

If you have any questions regarding Zane State College and our response to the Coronavirus, please visit read the FAQs below or email

*Funds from the CARES Act will be available to Zane State College students on a first-come, first-served basis until expended.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a Passed/Not Passed option for students due to COVID-19?

In order to provide students impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic with relief, Zane State College will provide, with some limitations, a Passed/Not Passed (P/NP) option for students in place of the letter grade. This policy waiver is for Spring 2020 only and for those students who meet the following conditions. Click here for details:

Are campus face-to-face courses suspended?

Yes, all on-campus courses have been transitioned to online and remote learning formats.

What if I have been exposed to someone with Coronavirus?

Our current posture is to address these situations on a case-by-case basis. The following information was taken from a CDC website (go to

“Generally speaking, if your exposure occurred from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2-weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, trouble breathing), seek medical advice. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.” In this case we would ask that you avail yourself of your paid sick days to remain on payroll. If sick days are exhausted you could also use your earned personal days and vacation days.

Has Zane State College increased cleaning efforts as a proactive measure?

Zane State College’s custodial services contractor has increased the cleaning and disinfection of high contact surfaces. As with any illness, routine cleaning and disinfecting can be helpful.

Are events cancelled?

Please visit the Events page for up to date information on scheduled events.

Are college buildings still open?

Following the Governor’s latest announcements, we are delaying the reopening of all Zane State College buildings until the Governor’s current mandate expires on April 30, 2020. This means as soon as Monday, May 4, 2020, that the College buildings may reopen (finals week). All coursework, including all on-campus labs, will be taught using remote-learning format. Zane State College remains committed to helping our students succeed, even in the face of unexpected challenges. Our employees are working remotely to continue to provide all of the services you’ve come to expect, including student support, tutoring, and advising.

How do I remain current on what is happening at the College regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Please review the website ( and check your Zane State College email for updated information.

Do I have to take my temperature before coming to campus?

Yes. Beginning immediately, per the Governor’s request, if you are coming to campus, you should take your temperature that morning. It would be ideal to take it twice per day (morning and night).

I need community service assistance. Who do I contact?

Do you have questions about community services and resources? Dial 2-1-1. This is a free 24 hour; 7 days a week number to call if you live in Muskingum, Perry, or Morgan Counties and need information about community services.
Dialing 2-1-1 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you need help or access to:

  • Community service agencies
  • Food and shelter providers
  • Childcare and more

Details here:

Where can I get information about preventing the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?