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 –
This evening marks the beginning of Easter Triduum, which stretches from sunset Thursday evening to sunset on Easter Sunday. It is the holiest time in the Christian tradition. Tonight we commemorate the Last Supper, which was when Jesus gathered for the traditional Jewish holiday of Passover, a commemoration of the exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt. This year, Passover began this past Saturday and concludes April 4. These holidays are celebrations of freedom over slavery, life over death, love over hate, and the promise of God’s love for all of us. The season of spring also reminds us of the power of creation, and the annual renewal of life as our darker times grow short, and daylight takes over. Whatever and however you celebrate our break this weekend, please join me in thanksgiving for friends, family, for this community, and for the life and light of these spring days of 2021.
Students – I hope you saw the news that as of Monday, April 5, 2021, all Wisconsin residents above the age of 16 become eligible to receive the vaccine for COVID-19. I take this as another reminder of how far we have come it in our efforts – both as a community and as a state – to reduce and ultimately eliminate the spread of the virus. There is solid information, including instructions for getting on a list to receive your vaccine, online at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services [link]. Students – if you have questions about eligibility, or anything else related to getting a vaccine, please reach out to Deanofstudents@edgewood.edu and we will assist.
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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