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.

 

Fall 2020 Update - A Crossroads

Dear Students and Colleagues -

By now we are all aware of what has transpired at UW-Madison during the last 24 hours or so – all classes online for the next two weeks, and some students quarantined in their residence halls. The story at Edgewood College, so far, is quite different from that.

It has been 4 weeks since our first-year students started moving in, and 3 weeks since we started classes. The Dean of Students Office is doing extraordinary work—with the help and cooperation of the faculty—staying proactive in the way they handle reports of contacts or symptoms associated with COVID-19. Students are taking an active role in this process to reduce the potential for spreading the virus, which is exactly what we should all do – students, faculty, and staff alike. As a result of these cooperative efforts, we have had more than 90 students enter into our “possible case” protocols, and only a small number have actually been positive cases (as of this writing, we have three active positive cases; see our Covid-19 webpage for the most current information). Further, it is early, but it seems that our protocols and our community’s determination have inhibited the spread of the virus at Edgewood College. We are leaning on our values, and they are supporting us. 

I am proud of all of us, and I repeat (again) we have to remain vigilant. To apply a sports metaphor: we are near the end of the first quarter and we have a lead in a game we have played well so far. Let’s continue to follow our protocols and be smart and be safe by wearing our masks, washing our hands, and avoiding large gatherings. What we do off-campus is just as important as what we do on campus. Let’s keep working together so we can stay together through to the completion of the semester.

Our important work goes on because it must. I’m not going to sugar-coat this – it’s often hard to be a college student, and being a student in a global pandemic is harder. We are in what appears to be a better place than our colleagues down the street, but the virus doesn’t care if we’re a Badger or an Eagle. We can do this. We can continue to reach for and achieve our students’ educational goals. And we can do it as a community, as long as we stick together. Look out for each other, support each other, and reach out when your head and heart tell you.

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.