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 05/13/2022

Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff, both on and off campus, since tracking began for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities.

As of Friday, May 13, 2022, we have suspended tracking cases for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

To date, no cases of COVID-19 among the community of Edgewood College have required hospitalization. 



Return to Better

We are committed to a return to classes on campus and in-person when the 2021-‘22 academic year gets underway.

Our students expect to engage with our outstanding faculty and with one another – both in and out of the classroom – and they expect to do that in-person, in one of the best college towns in America – Madison.  That's why we are committed to teaching and learning in classrooms, and in-person, this fall.

Our Return to Better Task Force is taking steps to make that happen - not to return to ‘normal,’ but to return to better, applying all the lessons we have learned and continue to learn through the experience of the pandemic.

Protocol Update - Masks Required Indoors

August 4, 2021

We are not out of this pandemic. Effective Thursday, August 5, 2021, masks are required inside campus buildings for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This requirement applies to everyone - those who are fully-vaccinated, and those who are not. As a valued member of the community, you will hear when this latest update to our protocol is no longer necessary. 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.

Again - getting vaccinated – for all who are eligible – is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We urge each member of our community to be vaccinated. 

-Dr. Heather Harbach
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students


July 1, 2021

As a community we have followed the guidance of our public health professionals since the beginning of this pandemic. The CDC and the Wis. Department of Health Services recommends that all who are eligible be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Therefore, we too are strongly urging each member of our community to be vaccinated.

Students – we have created a simple form for you to update your COVID-19 vaccination status, and have sent you the link via email. You will indicate whether you have been vaccinated, whether you plan to but have not yet, or whether you do not plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Please complete this simple form now, and no later than Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

There will be continued updates for students as we approach our fall semester, including some very attractive reasons for completing the form. (Did someone say ‘big scholarships?’ And ‘free parking spaces?’) Please remember to check your email often throughout the summer.

If you have any questions, please email If you need assistance finding a vaccination appointment, reach out, we are here to help! 

Enjoy your summer!

-Dr. Heather Harbach
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students

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 Reporting for 2020-21

We tracked positive cases of COVID-19 beginning in August of 2020. Data includes students, faculty, and staff. This data includes both on-campus and off-campus students, faculty, and staff. We reached a peak of active cases (28) on September 19-20, 2020. 

For 2020-21, we managed a total of 171 positive cases. None of those cases are associated with on-campus transmission. No case required hospitalization, and all cases reported as recovered.



Covid-19 Updates

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


An Update for Fall 2020

Dear Students and Colleagues –

I hope and trust this update finds you well.

Earlier this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County enacted Emergency Order #8, which among other steps requires that we all wear a mask when indoors (other than in our own homes) in Dane County. That order goes into effect at 8:00 am, Monday, July 13, 2020. The good news: we’ve been doing that here on campus since late May. The order also rolls back the maximum number of people in a room to 10, with social distancing in place. Our Task Force Fall 2020 continues to take steps to ensure our faculty, staff, technology, and facilities are positioned to ensure the best possible experience for our students. Circumstances may change, orders may be enacted and lifted, but our commitment to our students will not falter.

And that includes our commitment to our international students, in the United States to pursue their educational goals. The announcement from our nation’s government this week has been unsettling for all of us. We stand firmly against policies that seek to divide us, as I shared in a message to our Congressional delegation this week. Our colleagues in our Center for Global Education will stay in close touch with you as this situation evolves.

The Academic Task Force, led by Margaret Noreuil, Interim V.P. for Academic Affairs, continues its preparation for fall semester. In each academic unit (department, division, etc.) one or more faculty members have been identified to serve as a technology “point person,” to assist in problem-solving, enhancements, and other matters related to technology. You’ll recall we will deliver classes in a  synchronous format: faculty may be in the classroom or lab (or remote), students may be in the classroom (or in their residence hall room, or off-campus housing) but classes take place in real-time.

In the next two weeks or so, we’ll offer ‘Town Halls’ for students (and parents if they wish) to answer questions and address topics like living in the halls this fall, commuting to and from campus, and taking classes in this highly-flexible format. Watch your email for information on those – they are coming up fast, as is the start of classes!

Until then, please remember to be well, and take care of yourself and each other. What we all do off-campus has an impact on our entire community. Show your family, friends, and fellow students you care about them by wearing a mask when and where it’s called for, and by following the recommendations of our public health professionals when it comes to social distancing.

Be well!

Cor ad cor loquitur. 

– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President