Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff since tracking began.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities. 
* Numbers include students on and off campus


Covid-19 Updates

These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.


A Gradual Return to Campus

Dear Faculty & Staff Colleagues – 

The restrictions of the Dane County Safer at Home order will ease on May 26, allowing some businesses and organizations to resume limited on-ground operations. We are planning to get our campus offices open as safely as possible, and the purpose of this message is to communicate the protocol for that reopening. 

First, we’ll take a gradual approach. We will stagger the return of employees to campus so we can maintain social distancing practices and minimize in-person contact. To achieve this, we will develop schedules for employees that will involve a combination of on-campus work and telecommuting for most people. These schedules are being developed by the vice presidents, working with supervisors. We want offices open during regular business hours, but we will operate with skeleton crews on campus.

No one will be required to return to campus. Those who have comorbidity issues or are living with someone who does, those with childcare responsibilities and no childcare available, or those who simply do not yet feel safe returning to campus should contact their supervisors and indicate that they wish to continue to telecommute at this time. 

Second, for those who return to campus, we ask that you observe the following:

  • Wear a mask while inside buildings (masks will be available for those who do not have access to one).
  • Maintain social distancing practices (remain six feet apart) at all times on campus. In the near-term, please refrain from visiting the seating areas of Wingra and Phil’s, and other areas where people typically gather.  
  • DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS if you have any symptoms of illness or have been in contact in the most recent 14 days with someone known to have tested positive for Covid-19. Free testing is available in the Madison area though we ask that you contact your healthcare provider if you have questions or symptoms.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water while on campus.
  • All returning employees acknowledge that their return to campus is voluntary, they agree to follow campus protocols, and they will take all reasonable precautions to avoid contracting or spreading Covid-19 while on and away from campus. 

Third, Edgewood College will take the following steps to promote the health and safety of our campus community:

  • Cleaning protocols will be followed to clean surfaces and minimize the potential for spread of the virus. The College will provide departments with disinfecting products so individuals can regularly clean around their own working areas.
  • Offices configured and staffed in a way that will not allow social distancing may be temporarily moved to larger spaces.
  • Offices that receive visitors will have markings on the floor to show visitors where to stand to preserve social distance. 
  • Visitors will be requested to wear a mask while on campus. All visitors should be directed to the Campus Assistance Center where they can be checked in and where masks will be available for their use.
  • Meetings of more than three people shall be conducted via Webex. Meetings of three or fewer shall be conducted in a manner consistent with social distancing. 

Protocols in place upon our initial return will be modified as necessary based upon additional guidance from public health officials.

Thank you for your patience. Please contact your supervisor, dean, or V.P. if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. We look forward to welcoming the Edgewood College community back to campus, albeit gradually.

Thank you.

– Mary Ellen Gevelinger, O.P., Ed.D, Interim President

Task Force Fall 2020

A work group charged with shaping the return to campus this fall. We remain committed to on-campus, in-person living and learning at Edgewood College, beginning with welcoming our newest students on Sunday, August 16, 2020.


Andrew Manion

President, Co-Chair

Margaret Noreuil
Interim V.P. of Academic Affairs, Co-Chair


Al Brisack

Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach

Frank Byrne

Dawn Crim


Patrick Gumieny

Director of Information Technology

Michael Guns
V.P. Business & Finance/CFO

Heather Harbach

V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students

Cristie Jacobs

Executive Assistant to the President

Lucy Keane

Michelle F. Kelley


Mary Klink

Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission

Scott Lanphear

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager

Willie Larkin
Diversity Officer

Claire Mand

Director of Residence Life

Michael Metcalf
Director of Security & Transportation

Suann Saltzberry
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Amber Schultz

V.P. for Enrollment Management

Ed Taylor
Director of Strategic Communications

Katie Vesperman
Interim V.P. for Institutional Advancement

Dave Wittwer



Students, Faculty, and Staff Pledge 2020-'21

Preventing the spread

In order to do everything we can to keep all of our community as safe as possible, the Edgewood College community will adhere to a number of safety protocols during the 2020-2021 Academic Year as a way of minimizing risk of the spread of COVID-19. These protocols are based on guidelines provided by Public Health Madison Dane County.

As a member of this Community, I will…

  • Wash my hands properly and regularly.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes.
  • Comply with posted Public Health Madison Dane County requirements.  
  • Wear a mask covering my nose and mouth while in indoor spaces.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Assist in the use of disinfectant wipes to clean shared public workspaces prior to use.
  • Take reasonable precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19 both on- and off-campus.
  • Avoid public places and minimize interpersonal contacts if I have been exposed or have any symptoms of any illness.
  • Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the College and follow any instructions to seek medical care or to quarantine.
  • Agree to be tested for COVID-19, as prescribed by health care professionals. Agree to be cooperative and flexible as we work together to support one another and give our community the best balance of learning and safety.