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 – A Look Ahead, Near and Far

Dear Students and Colleagues –

On Monday this week, at a special session of Faculty Association, I announced our commitment to teaching and learning in classrooms, and in-person, when we return to campus next fall. We are taking steps now to make sure we can honor that commitment. Next week, the Fall 2021 Task Force will hold its first meeting.  That group is charged with returning Edgewood College to better (not “normal”), applying all the lessons we have learned, and continue to learn, through what we all hope and pray are the final months of this pandemic. We’ll continue to follow the direction of Public Health Madison & Dane County, as we have for much of the past year, and we can’t let our guard down. But, come fall, we will be on campus, and in-person.

Last week we saw some of the “why” we chose to pursue higher education at this place on the shore of Lake Wingra, and we see more this week, too. “The Theory of Relativity,” delivered via livestream, was outstanding, even viewed through a screen with a weak sound system at home. Next year, those students who performed will be back in the Diane Ballweg Theatre, with a live audience. “A Winter Wonderland,” might be back – and will join our traditional Winterfrost. Our first-year Men’s Volleyball team won its first match ever this week, and our Men’s Basketball team won Wednesday night in thrilling fashion with a buzzer-beater in the first round of the Conference Tournament. Our Women’s Basketball team – already co-conference conference champions – are set for their first tournament game even as I write this. I can’t wait to be able to experience all these things live again, and will certainly never again take in-person event attendance for granted.

Speaking of in-person live events, we continue to work on our plans for a live, safe, in-person commencement ceremony this spring. There are still logistical details to work out, but we are going to do everything we can to make that happen. Related to this, I encourage all students to check their email for a link to a survey about December commencement. We are considering the return of that tradition if there is sufficient student interest. So, please take a moment to share your opinion through the survey, the link to which will arrive in your inbox shortly.

Each of us has a story, and the common thread of all those individual stories is our shared community – engaging both in and out of the classroom, stage, art studio, concert venue, court, field, whatever – because we value the relationships that spring from our brand of teaching and learning; relationships that in many cases last lifetimes. So, let’s use our energy this semester to continue to shape a healthy and vibrant (and better) Edgewood College.

By this time next week, some of you may be traveling for spring break. If that’s the case, and you miss next week’s update, I’ll ask you now to be well and be safe. Wear your mask, and keep your circles tight.  

Cor ad cor loquitur.

-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.