Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

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

Following the Governor’s Stay at Home order effective March 23, at 11:59 p.m., College buildings will be closed until April 7, 2020.

    • All coursework, including all on-campus labs, will be taught using remote-learning format.
    • Students should continue to check email and Blackboard for messaging from faculty with further instructions.
    • If you are a students who is experiencing issues with internet access at home, please let your faculty know. If you need additional technology-related assistance or have questions, contact Zane State College’s Technology Solutions Center at techelp@zanestate.edu.

Zane State College also remains committed to helping each of you succeed, even in the face of unexpected challenges. We are working hard to continue to provide all of the services you’ve come to expect, even tutoring and advising. Also, If you are at higher risk for severe illness due to age or health-related issues, please let your faculty or Success Coach know so accommodations can be made.

Ways to reach us:

Need Blackboard or assistance navigating through the new virtual learning environment?
Click here https://meetingsamer2.webex.com/meet/studentambassador

Virtual Office Hours (live help):
Monday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

After Hours Help, Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – Midnight at 740.588.1294.

Want to connect with a Success Coach or ask a general question?
Click on our COVID-19 contact page.

If you have additional questions after reviewing the FAQs web site, please call Zane State College’s Coronavirus Help Line at 740.588.1224 where representatives are available to answer questions Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. If you call during closed hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

We will continue to keep you informed and share updated information on this web page (check back regularly). Let us help you navigate the changes in your daily routine. We will get through this together.

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General Questions

Are campus face-to-face courses suspended?

Yes, all on-campus courses are suspended until further notice. Here are some guidelines:

• Students who are already enrolled in an online class will continue as normal;
• Our goal is to transition face-to-face classes to online learning where possible;
• The above applies to lecture-based courses. More information will be shared with students in the coming week;
• Students are encouraged to stay current with their assignments by checking Blackboard and their Zane State College email;
• One-on-one advising and other similar appointments will remain available (new student orientations, Accuplacer testing, advising, tutoring, financial aid, counseling, admissions appointments, scholarships, etc.);
• Internships and off-campus clinicals will continue as scheduled unless otherwise determined.

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 www.cdc.gov/COVID19).

“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.

Will commencement still be held as planned?

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation, Zane State College’s Commencement that was planned for May 7, 2020, will not take place as scheduled. Diplomas will still be mailed on time, but at this time, it’s too soon to decide on next steps regarding the ceremony and after party. Additional details to come.

Is Edie’s Deli going to be open when students are not on campus?

Edie’s is closing until further notice.

Are college buildings still open?

Following the Governor’s Stay at Home order effective March 23, at 11:59 p.m., College buildings are closed until April 7, 2020.
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.

Can employees and students travel?

All college-sponsored international and out-of-state travel is suspended until further notice. All in-state travel must be approved by the College’s Chief Financial Officer until further notice. Zane State College is following U.S. State Department and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. We encourage any students or employees returning from a foreign country or cruise ship be screened by a health professional upon return.

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

Please review the website (www.zanestate.edu/info) 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).

Can I still meet on campus?

Yes. You’ll see signage around campus about limiting room/area occupancy to a maximum of 10 people at any one time. Please continue to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from other people. If you have questions, call the Coronavirus Help Line at 740.588.1224.

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: https://www.unitedwayofmpm.org/2-1-1