Masks Required Indoors on Campus
Madison, Wis. (August 5, 2021) – Edgewood College announced students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings. The updated protocol comes in response to a national trend of an increase in COVID-19 cases, attributed to the Delta variant.
“While we have heeded the specific guidance of our public health professionals from the first days of the pandemic, we have also made decisions that are best for the community of Edgewood College,” Heather Harbach, Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Students, said. “We take this step to keep all of our communities moving in the right direction to slow the spread.”
Edgewood College remains committed to in-person classes when the Fall semester begins August 18, 2021. While the College has not imposed a COVID-19 vaccine requirement, it is strongly encouraging students be vaccinated. Students, faculty, and staff are required to verify their vaccination status. For those who are not vaccinated, mask-wearing indoors while on campus has remained a requirement.
“This new requirement applies to everyone - those who are fully-vaccinated, and those who are not,” Harbach said. “We do this for each other, because from the beginning of this pandemic, we have shown each other, and Greater Madison, that we live our values of community and compassion.
The mask requirement on campus remains in effect until it is no longer needed, Harbach added.