COVID Student FAQ
Masks are recommended while inside any DSC facility.
If you are sick or not feeling well, or showing any signs of symptoms, do not come to campus and email CovidHealth@DaytonaState.edu immediately.
If you experience symptoms, isolate yourself, do not come to class or campus, and seek medical attention by calling a medical professional. Inform medical professionals of your symptoms and any recent travel or potential exposure before going to the health facility.
As with all contagious illnesses, limit the potential for exposure to other people and do not come to campus or class. Take the following actions:
- Notify your instructor(s) via email that you are ill. You can find contact information on the course syllabus or through the DSC website directory.
- Isolate yourself to keep from potentially exposing other people, including members of your own household.
- Seek medical advice from a medical professional by calling ahead before visiting a health facility.
General Questions & Answers
DSC campuses are open for regularly scheduled classes. Please call (386) 506-3000 for an appointment for an in-person meeting with a department.
DSC Safety Policies
- Masks are recommended while indoors on all DSC campuses and facilities.
- Frequent hand washing is expected. Hands must be washed before entering the classroom or lab for the first time and upon re-entry for any reason (i.e. anyone leaving a room must clean hands upon re-entry; hand washing must occur before and after bathroom breaks; hand washing must occur before and after eating).
- For activities that require gloves, gloves should be changed and discarded regularly between activities, between patients or clients, and when individuals leave the classroom or lab area.
- There should be no sharing of tools, utensils, instruments, or other portable equipment or materials during a class or lab. If equipment is used in subsequent classes, it must be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected between uses.
- All common surfaces will be regularly disinfected throughout the day, especially after and in-between classes by faculty and students utilizing that space. This includes desktops, computer stations and accessories, light switches, chairs, doorknobs, entry points, etc. Neutra-Dis is a one-step disinfectant, sanitizer, virucide, and cleaner that is on the list of EPA approved disinfectants for SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19). Neutra-Dis will be supplied in all classroom and lab spaces in a standard spray bottle. To properly use, spray the surface that needs to be cleaned and sanitized, let stand for 10 minutes, then wipe clean.
- All activities will be performed in open, well-ventilated areas.
- Student dismissals may be staggered with groups of 10 or less exiting every 30 to 60 seconds with students going directly to their vehicles or means of transportation, or to their next class.
- Faculty will sanitize lab and classroom spaces at the end of each class.
- Labs and classroom spaces will be sanitized by custodial staff at the end of each day.
What preventative measures should I take?
The CDC recommends the following:
The CDC recommends the following:
- Get vaccinated! Everyone 5 years of age and older is now recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccination and a booster. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
- Wash your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.
- Masks are expected in all DSC indoor spaces.
- Practice social distancing - 3 ft. distance in DSC classrooms (while also wearing a face mask).
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- If you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, contact a healthcare professional to determine whether testing or treatment is needed.
Personal counseling services for students
If this is an actual emergency please call 911.
Daytona State offers personal counseling services to currently enrolled students. DSC Counseling and Accessibility Services staff members will be answering voice mails and emails within 24–48 business hours of receipt.
Please note, this is a personal counseling service. It is not designed for general or academic inquiries. If you have general or academic inquiries, please call the College’s main number at (386) 506-3000, or refer to our website.
To contact a counselor via voice mail please call (386) 506-3038.
Specific counselors may also be reached at the following email addresses:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
- or call 1-800-950-6264
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- or call 1-800-273-8255
- for the hearing impaired, call 1-800-799-4889
Additional resources can be found at:
Community support, resources & assistance
- U.S Department of Education (ED) frequently asked questions
- IRS frequently asked questions
- City of Daytona Beach Rental Assistance
- Volusia Resident Assistance
- Flagler Resident Assistance
- Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
Volusia County Mortgage/Rent Assistance
Emergency Financial Aid Grant Information
Are there Emergency FA Grants available for Summer 2022?
Unfortunately, no the Emergency FA Grant funds have been used. However, we encourage you to contact Financial Aid Services if there has been a significant change in your circumstances. For example, you or a parent has lost their job since 2019 or 2020, and it is not accurately reflected on the tax return.
I was approved for funding, but have not received my funds. Who do I contact?
Students who have received an email stating they are approved will receive funds based on how they have set up their Bank Mobile account. To set up Bank Mobile, please follow these steps: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
If you have additional questions, please contact Student Accounts via email at StudentAccounts@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-3024.
|As of:||# of Students:||Total Amount Disbursed:|
|Cumulative HEERF I (CARES): 3/31/2021||3937||$3,842,866|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021||248||$432,727.76|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 4/1/2021 - 6/30/2021||1,447||$2,742,420.32|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 7/1/2021 - 9/30/2021||521||$596,934.48|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021||6||$6,037.44|
|Quarterly HEERF II (CRRSAA): 1/1/202 - 3/31/2022||13||$16,395.07|
|Cumulative HEERF II (CRRSAA) as of March 31, 2022||2,182||$3,656,839.02|
|Quarterly HEERF III (ARP): 7/1/2021 - 9/30/2021||1,816||$3,677,491.10|
|Quarterly HEERF III (ARP): 10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021||1,064||$2,238,167.96|
|Quarterly HEERF III (ARP): 1/1/2022 - 3/31/2022||2,811||$5,779,425.11|
|Cumulative HEERF III (ARP) as of March 31, 2022||4,564||$12,381,418.23|
|*Cumulative disbursed amount is as of March 31, 2022|
Daytona State College sent out approximately 5,966 emails to students who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and invited them to apply for the emergency CARES Act funding. Students will be notified via their Falcon Mail the status of their request.
Daytona State College sent out 5,500 emails to students who met the basic criteria for the new CRRSAA funds. Students will once again be notified via Falcon Mail regarding the status of their request. Any questions should be addressed to: FinancialAid@daytonastate.edu.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) Institutional Quarterly Reports