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 Spike in Positive Cases

Dear Students and Colleagues – 

We are at the precipice.

We are experiencing a significant spike in positive COVID-19 cases among our students. For those of you who have been monitoring, the spike is obvious on our online dashboard. This spike is attributable to egregious violations of our protocols, and the state of Wisconsin protocols, during Labor Day weekend. There is no evidence that anyone has caught the virus in any public space or classroom on our campus.

Because we have observed inconsistent adherence to social distancing expectations in Phil’s, that dining facility is now take-out dining only, effective immediately. Again, dining service remains available at Phil’s for take-out only. Wingra Café at this time is not affected.

This spike is placing an enormous strain on our ability to manage this crisis. With each case, there are potentially dozens of contact tracing phone calls, students who need extra support while they await their test results, faculty who need to be contacted, and so on.

We are also working through a small number of cases of serious violations of our COVID-19 protocols on campus. We are addressing those cases aggressively, and the results of those processes may result in severe penalties up to and including expulsion.

In short, a relatively small number of us is putting our entire community at risk. The vast majority of students, faculty, and staff are doing exactly what we should be doing, but this virus does not care. If this spike continues, it will strain our systems to the breaking point. The short-term gain of going to a party comes at the cost of making more people sick. If this trend continues I will make the painful but necessary decision to complete the semester via fully remote classes, and residence halls and offices will close for the semester. 

This spike is further evidence (as if we needed more) that what we do off-campus is just as important as what we do on campus.

Wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distancing at all times, and tighten your social circles. 

And if you see behavior – on-campus or off – that you feel should be addressed, we are establishing a phone number that you can send text messages including photos of violations of our protocol. That number will be shared with you soon. In the meantime, please use our COVID-19 form, which is online, and available at www.edgewood.edu/COVID-19. 

Be well.

Cor ad cor loquitur.

Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., 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.

Members:

Andrew Manion

President, Co-Chair

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

 

Al Brisack

Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach

Frank Byrne
Trustee

Dawn Crim

Trustee

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
Trustee

Michelle F. Kelley

Registrar

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
Trustee

 

 

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.