Active cases
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
Last updated 4/16/2021

Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff, both on and off campus, since tracking began in summer 2020.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities. 

Fall 2020 COVID Dashboard



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

Student, 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.

Covid-19 Updates

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


Spring Semester Update - Resurrection and Renewal

Dear Students and Colleagues – 

This evening marks the beginning of Easter Triduum, which stretches from sunset Thursday evening to sunset on Easter Sunday. It is the holiest time in the Christian tradition. Tonight we commemorate the Last Supper, which was when Jesus gathered for the traditional Jewish holiday of Passover, a commemoration of the exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt. This year, Passover began this past Saturday and concludes April 4. These holidays are celebrations of freedom over slavery, life over death, love over hate, and the promise of God’s love for all of us. The season of spring also reminds us of the power of creation, and the annual renewal of life as our darker times grow short, and daylight takes over. Whatever and however you celebrate our break this weekend, please join me in thanksgiving for friends, family, for this community, and for the life and light of these spring days of 2021.

Students – I hope you saw the news that as of Monday, April 5, 2021, all Wisconsin residents above the age of 16 become eligible to receive the vaccine for COVID-19. I take this as another reminder of how far we have come it in our efforts – both as a community and as a state – to reduce and ultimately eliminate the spread of the virus. There is solid information, including instructions for getting on a list to receive your vaccine, online at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services [link]. Students – if you have questions about eligibility, or anything else related to getting a vaccine, please reach out to and we will assist. 

Colleagues - speaking of vaccinations: if you’ve been vaccinated and want to let people know, you can pick up a ribbon to affix to your name tag or ID that says “Covid-19 Vaccinated.” If you don’t want to share your vaccination status, but want to express your enthusiasm for our full reopening, you can get one that says “Return to Better ‘21.” (I have one of each.) Ribbons are free and available to be picked up in the CAC.  We are not out of this pandemic yet, and it may be too early to call all this “light at the end of the tunnel,” but it feels to me like we know which way to look for the light in the tunnel, now, at least!

Even as we prepare to hold Commencement on campus on Saturday, May 15, 2021, we are looking ahead as well. We have made the decision to hold Commencement in December and May each year, which means we will celebrate a Winter Commencement in December 2021. Details will be forthcoming on that of course, but based on students’ input, and other factors, we will hold a Commencement ceremony in December 2021. 

For those of you who are traveling this weekend, please be safe, and enjoy your time. Let’s all renew our commitment to each other and to this community in the longer and warmer days ahead. Be well and be safe. Wear your mask, and keep your circles tight. Get a vaccine when and if you can, and let’s finish the semester strong.

Cor ad cor loquitur.

-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.