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
These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.
An Update for Fall 2020
Jul 1, 2020, 12:30 PM
Given that we have a holiday coming up, and it’s a short work week, I wanted to get this weekly update out a bit earlier than has been our previous practice.
The safety protocols established by the Fall 2020 Task Force have passed their first test. Just as our campus is not immune from the virus of racism, we are not immune from COVID-19. We have had two cases – unrelated – of community members testing positive for the virus. In each case the exposures took place off-campus. In one of the cases our community member was on campus on two days in recent weeks. I’m pleased to report that the two individuals have indicated that so far their symptoms are mild.
We have been planning for this; it’s irresponsible to do otherwise. We have protocols in place, guided by Public Health Madison & Dane County, that we followed in these cases. We will continue to follow those protocols. They are available online, and are updated regularly.
The Public Health Madison & Dane County definition of ‘contact’ with an infected person includes being within 6 feet of the person for a total of fifteen minutes or more. No one on campus meets this definition of ‘contact.’ Nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, anyone who had any encounter with that community member on campus (regardless of brevity) has been notified by our Human Resources colleagues of the potential for exposure to the virus. If you have not been contacted, you are not at additional risk. I’d like to express my gratitude to both community members for reaching out to healthcare professionals, and to public health officials. The protocols work.
Just this morning, Dane County has issued a new order limiting gatherings, bar and restaurant activity. That order goes into effect at 8:00 am tomorrow morning. We will follow the direction of our public health professionals to the letter. I urge you to do the same.
Next week we’ll get an update from the Academic Task Force. Margaret Noreuil, Interim V.P. for Academic Affairs, is leading that group, which includes faculty, staff in the Office of the Registrar and in ITSO, and colleagues from Facilities. They are working to ensure we maximize our technology, our size, and our expertise in teaching and learning to deliver the best possible learning environment for our students.
Until then - we will continue to wear masks while inside campus buildings (as we do today) this fall. And I ask you to do the same when you go out in public places – this weekend and through the summer.
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.
Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach
Director of Information Technology
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students
Executive Assistant to the President
Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager
Director of Residence Life
Director of Security & Transportation
V.P. for Enrollment Management
Director of Strategic Communications
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.