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 –
We have received some questions about our Academic Calendar and course delivery in light of the most recent order from Public Health Madison Dane County, which prohibits indoor gatherings of any size. The order allows exemptions for educational institutions, as have previous orders.
We have had 117 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since our tracking began over this summer. To date, exactly zero cases have been traced to community spread within a classroom and the same is true for community spread within the Edgewood College workplace. The vast majority have resulted from social gatherings in violation of our protocols.
While we fully support every effort identified by our health care experts to curb the spread of this pandemic, we do not feel that moving classes to a fully online or exclusively remote format would advance that effort. We further recognize that abruptly changing how we are navigating this semester as planned would create significant hardship for many of our students, faculty, and staff.
As has been our practice since May of this year, we support those in our community whose choice is to attend class remotely and/or work remotely. Please communicate with faculty and/or supervisor with questions and concerns.
We will continue with our hybrid class delivery, with students on campus, and in full compliance with all state and local orders, as we have scheduled.
Thank you for all you do to keep our community safe.
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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