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 - October is Here

Dear Students and Colleagues – 

In the musical, “Hamilton,” there is a line that goes, “In the eye of a hurricane there is quiet.” In the show, Alexander Hamilton has actually survived a hurricane as a child, and as an adult the events of his life feel like a hurricane is raging all about him. I thought about that today as I read the reports of the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in our state, and noted that our own COVID-19 situation at Edgewood College is manageable, and actually heading in the right direction.

So, I say “thank you” to all of you for working hard, staying flexible, and being smart about navigating our way through this pandemic. Even as it appears we are holding our own in terms of limiting the spread of COVID in our community, the storm is raging in our state, which had its deadliest day to date this week, and hospitals in some areas are being pushed to capacity as healthcare professionals struggle to keep up. Let’s all resolve to continue to be smart.

The two-week suspension of all team activities and the ‘shelter-in-place’ protocol for our student-athletes ends Saturday. Those students may resume in-person classes and activities, and some will get started with official practices on Sunday. I hope we all appreciate the steps these students have taken for the benefit of this entire community. No one signed up for life during a pandemic, and our student-athletes have all made a sacrifice for this community by giving up what counts as ‘normal’ when we experienced a spike in positive cases. I am especially grateful to those teams who went through the added inconveniences of sheltering-in-place even though no one on their team turned out to be positive for COVID-19. This is a sacrifice that shows their commitment to the community. We also recognize all students, faculty, and staff who have reached out either to the Dean of Students Office, or to our Human Resources area, to report awareness of possible exposure.  These are not easy days, and for some among us who have been in quarantine or isolation (I did it myself back in March) they’ve been especially challenging. Thank you for taking these steps to help limit possible spread of this virus.

Some among us said – either in jest or not – Edgewood College ‘wouldn’t make it past September.’ You probably don’t recall, but on August 19, the first day of classes, I said to our community “believe it or not, there are people who want us to fail, who can’t wait to say, ‘See? I told you those students couldn’t be trusted to come back safely.’ I believe those people are wrong. Let’s show them we can do this.” 

Well, October is here, and you’re doing it

Let’s keep it up - wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distancing at all times, and tighten your social circles. This goes for on-campus and off-campus. We are doing well navigating these days and weeks – let’s do it for each other.

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.