COVID-19 Information for ZSC Campus & Community

COVID-19 Information for ZSC Campus & Community

Zane State College is taking necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure we provide a healthy environment for our students, employees, and visitors. We have been working closely with the Zanesville – Muskingum County Health Department to understand the evolving quarantine guidelines.

As a public institution of higher education, we serve all members of our community and recognize that vaccinations and mask-wearing can be deeply personal matters. We ask that employees, students, and visitors take responsibility for their own health and help protect others. The best way to do so is through vaccination, social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask. Zane State College does not require its employees or students to report their vaccination status.

As a reminder, Zane State College has numerous support services to help students succeed. Please reach out to your program advisors, student coaches, or the tutoring department for anything that may make your fall semester successful.

Students, employees, and visitors may continue to stay healthy by:

Consider getting a vaccination.
The CDC recommends vaccinations as the number one preventative measure against getting COVID.

Monitor changes in your health.
If you are not feeling well, stay at home and contact your healthcare provider. Changes in your health should not be ignored.
– Symptoms may include fever (100.4°F or higher), cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell, loss of taste, headache and/or nausea.

Practicing social distancing.
– Work and study at least six feet away from others.
– Avoid large group gatherings.

Washing your hands often using soap and water.
– For at least 20 seconds
– Practice cough/sneeze etiquette
– Use a disposable tissue.

Wearing a face covering.
Consider wearing a face covering indoors, especially when social distancing is not possible.

Mask Requirement for in-person classes.
Based on the high level of community transmission associated with the Omicron variant, and record-high test positivity, effective Tuesday, January 18, students and faculty will be required to wear masks during all scheduled Zane State College face-to-face courses. This does not represent a new policy, but rather a continuation of the policy in effect for fall semester 2021. The College did not arrive at this decision lightly, however, based on the current quarantine recommendations, the full-time use of masks during class minimizes the likelihood of large-scale quarantines that could significantly disrupt the learning environment.

Reporting positive tests or exposures.
If a student reports that they were exposed or indeed has the COVID-19 virus, employees and students are to file a Maxient Report here: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ZaneStateCollege&layout_id=5

Critera for Returning to Campus Following Positive Test or Exposure

Please see the CDC website for the most recent information.

If you have any questions about Zane State College’s campus safety protocol, please email the Office of Human Resources at HR@zanestate.edu.

(As of January, 2022)