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:
Dear Students and Colleagues –
Some of you may have heard about Governor Evers’ Executive Order #94, which was announced this week, in the ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We support Governor Evers’ efforts, and I am proud that we have conducted ourselves as a model of how a community can come together, follow protocols, and persist in the face of this pandemic. At Edgewood College, we have had a mask, distancing, and hand-washing mandates since late May. Despite the relative success we’ve had here in managing the spread of the virus, it is getting worse in Wisconsin, and across the country. This is no time to let our guard down.
When we’ve seen a spike in positive cases in our community, it’s largely been due to not following our protocols. Masks work. Social distancing works. Remember too that we have students in our Nursing program who are in clinical settings every day – the “front lines” of this pandemic. When we do the right thing, and support each other, it’s felt by everyone in this community – and perhaps even more by those students. Let’s keep it up.
Next week, we will offer free flu shot clinics for everyone in our community – students, faculty, and staff. The dates and times are on the College Calendar. This year, we are also able to offer this opportunity to families of students, faculty, and staff, until our supply runs out. We have faced a significant challenge this semester, and it is not over. We will take every step available to us to make this community as safe and healthy as we can. If you have not had a flu shot yet this season, please take this simple step to help keep yourself, your friends and family, and everyone in this community as healthy as we can.
We are now within two weeks of Thanksgiving. That means if you contract COVID-19 now, you will likely be in isolation for Thanksgiving. Let’s continue to support each other. Wear your mask, wash your hands, maintain physical distance, and tighten your social circles. Let’s keep it up, and let’s do it for each other. When we get to our Thanksgiving break, the gratitude we feel will be more real than ever, because you will have worked harder for it.
Cor ad cor loquitur.
-Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D.
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.
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