As you may know, Muskingum County reached the red public emergency level for the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, which indicates a high risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. You may be wondering how this impacts your learning experience at Zane State College, and I wanted to take a moment to update and assure you of the College’s safety measures.
Zane State College is taking all of the necessary COVID-19 precautions to ensure we provide a safe environment for our students, employees, and visitors. Over the summer months, the College was busy preparing for fall semester by pulling together a wide-range of resources and procedures to continue to safely and responsibly offer in-person courses – even during a red emergency level. The College’s recent, significant space renovations and mobile furniture that’s easy to clean and rearrange have enabled us to continue to provide in-person learning opportunities in socially-distanced lab and classroom layouts. We also have plenty of hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, and masks to use while you are on campus if needed.
A special note for College Credit Plus (CCP) students: If you are taking classes at Zane State College, you will follow the same protocol as our traditional students. If you are taking CCP classes at your high school, contact your CCP instructor (at the high school) for further information. Please stay up-to-date by checking your Blackboard and Zane State College and high school email as you will still be expected to complete college class assignments.
Please continue to stay focused on your studies and practice healthy habits by socially distancing, washing your hands, and wearing your mask. If you have any questions, please visit the COVID-19 FAQs page here: http://www.zanestate.edu/info/, or if you have any concerns, I encourage you to talk with your instructors. We are in this together.