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Welcome Back students! Make sure you Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up. Lets keep our community safe. Just like Eddy!

Any question, big or small, can be answered by the Dean of Students Office.

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How can I Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up effectively on campus?  Wear your mask! Masks should cover your nose and mouth and should be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors when you can not effectively be physically distant  from others. If you do not own a mask, you may purchase one in the Campus Store. Back Up: practice physical distancing by leaving 6 feet between you and others. Wash up: wash your hands often. 

What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19?  Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the Dean of Students Office and follow any instructions they provide to seek medical care or to quarantine. 

What should I do if I see another student who isn't wearing a mask? Remember, this is the year of community.  Please remind them nicely to wear their mask. We are all doing this for each other. Should you have questions, you may contact the Dean of Students Office

How will office hours be managed? All support services are still fully available to you; some are just offered in a different way. For example:  

  • All seating areas for Phil’s and Wingra have been spaced out for social distancing. Also, Stations that used to be self-serve are now either served by Dining Staff or are single packaged items.  
  • Health Services will see students for non-COVID concerns by appointment only. Personal counseling will be provided via telehealth. 
  • Current information on library services during COVID-19 is available on on the library website.


A Spike in Positive Cases

Sep 17, 2020, 12:48 PM
Title : A Spike in Positive Cases
Posting Date / Time : Sep 17, 2020, 12:45 PM
Dear Students and Colleagues – 

We are at the precipice.

We are experiencing a significant spike in positive COVID-19 cases among our students. For those of you who have been monitoring, the spike is obvious on our online dashboard. This spike is attributable to egregious violations of our protocols, and the state of Wisconsin protocols, during Labor Day weekend. There is no evidence that anyone has caught the virus in any public space or classroom on our campus.

Because we have observed inconsistent adherence to social distancing expectations in Phil’s, that dining facility is now take-out dining only, effective immediately. Again, dining service remains available at Phil’s for take-out only. Wingra Café at this time is not affected.

This spike is placing an enormous strain on our ability to manage this crisis. With each case, there are potentially dozens of contact tracing phone calls, students who need extra support while they await their test results, faculty who need to be contacted, and so on.

We are also working through a small number of cases of serious violations of our COVID-19 protocols on campus. We are addressing those cases aggressively, and the results of those processes may result in severe penalties up to and including expulsion.

In short, a relatively small number of us is putting our entire community at risk. The vast majority of students, faculty, and staff are doing exactly what we should be doing, but this virus does not care. If this spike continues, it will strain our systems to the breaking point. The short-term gain of going to a party comes at the cost of making more people sick. If this trend continues I will make the painful but necessary decision to complete the semester via fully remote classes, and residence halls and offices will close for the semester. 

This spike is further evidence (as if we needed more) that what we do off-campus is just as important as what we do on campus.

Wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distancing at all times, and tighten your social circles. 

And if you see behavior – on-campus or off – that you feel should be addressed, we are establishing a phone number that you can send text messages including photos of violations of our protocol. That number will be shared with you soon. In the meantime, please use our COVID-19 form, which is online, and available at www.edgewood.edu/COVID-19. 

Be well.

Cor ad cor loquitur.

Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President

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Bias and Harassment

Edgewood College is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all members of our community. Please remember that any bias or harassment toward community members of perceived Asian descent will not be tolerated. All campus members play an integral part in creating a community that is free from discrimination, harassment, and hate.

If you have been the target of (or have witnessed) an incident of discrimination or of bias, please complete the online form.