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 –
A quick and very important update: a group of our colleagues is preparing to receive a second round of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds from the federal government. Those funds will provide emergency relief to students directly impacted by the pandemic. Some students may recall last spring when many of you received “CARES Act” funds. We anticipate that we’ll ask students to complete a simple application (as you did then) to get the ball rolling. Students – please watch your email for that in the coming days, as the details are being finalized. We will share information as we are able – again, watch your email.
Even as we are hitting our stride this semester, it looks like winter in Wisconsin is as well. We’re seeing that today. The latest forecasts call for serious cold snaps to descend at the end of the weekend, and remain into next week. Students – please be in touch with your professors if severe cold/ice affects your commitments. Colleagues – please stay in touch with students and with the Office for Academic Affairs for any changes to schedules.
We’ve updated our COVID-19 dashboard, and as you can see we continue to do an excellent job of managing our work and our lives this semester. Let’s keep it up: be smart, limit your exposure, stay healthy, and keep your social circles tight. If you plan to gather to watch the Super Bowl (or what I like to call the “Packers-Aren’t-In-It-So-I’m-Here-for-the-Commercials Bowl”), remember that wearing your mask works in our shared commitment to slow the spread.
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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