Active cases
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
includes faculty/staff and students, both on and off campus
Last updated 05/13/2022

Total: Total number of cases (Active and Recovered) among Students, Faculty, and Staff, both on and off campus, since tracking began for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Active: Positive cases not yet recovered.
Recovered: Able to resume normal activities.

As of Friday, May 13, 2022, we have suspended tracking cases for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

To date, no cases of COVID-19 among the community of Edgewood College have required hospitalization. 



Return to Better

We are committed to a return to classes on campus and in-person when the 2021-‘22 academic year gets underway.

Our students expect to engage with our outstanding faculty and with one another – both in and out of the classroom – and they expect to do that in-person, in one of the best college towns in America – Madison.  That's why we are committed to teaching and learning in classrooms, and in-person, this fall.

Our Return to Better Task Force is taking steps to make that happen - not to return to ‘normal,’ but to return to better, applying all the lessons we have learned and continue to learn through the experience of the pandemic.

Protocol Update - Masks Required Indoors

August 4, 2021

We are not out of this pandemic. Effective Thursday, August 5, 2021, masks are required inside campus buildings for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This requirement applies to everyone - those who are fully-vaccinated, and those who are not. As a valued member of the community, you will hear when this latest update to our protocol is no longer necessary. We do this for each other, because from the beginning of this pandemic, we have shown each other and Greater Madison that we live our values of Community and Compassion.

Again - getting vaccinated – for all who are eligible – is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We urge each member of our community to be vaccinated. 

-Dr. Heather Harbach
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students


July 1, 2021

As a community we have followed the guidance of our public health professionals since the beginning of this pandemic. The CDC and the Wis. Department of Health Services recommends that all who are eligible be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Therefore, we too are strongly urging each member of our community to be vaccinated.

Students – we have created a simple form for you to update your COVID-19 vaccination status, and have sent you the link via email. You will indicate whether you have been vaccinated, whether you plan to but have not yet, or whether you do not plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Please complete this simple form now, and no later than Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

There will be continued updates for students as we approach our fall semester, including some very attractive reasons for completing the form. (Did someone say ‘big scholarships?’ And ‘free parking spaces?’) Please remember to check your email often throughout the summer.

If you have any questions, please email If you need assistance finding a vaccination appointment, reach out, we are here to help! 

Enjoy your summer!

-Dr. Heather Harbach
V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students

Student, Faculty, and Staff Pledge 2020-21

Preventing the spread

In order to do everything we can to keep all of our community as safe as possible, the Edgewood College community will adhere to a number of safety protocols during the 2020-2021 Academic Year as a way of minimizing risk of the spread of COVID-19. These protocols are based on guidelines provided by Public Health Madison Dane County.

As a member of this Community, I will…

  • Wash my hands properly and regularly.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes.
  • Comply with posted Public Health Madison Dane County requirements.  
  • Wear a mask covering my nose and mouth while in indoor spaces.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Assist in the use of disinfectant wipes to clean shared public workspaces prior to use.
  • Take reasonable precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19 both on- and off-campus.
  • Avoid public places and minimize interpersonal contacts if I have been exposed or have any symptoms of any illness.
  • Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the College and follow any instructions to seek medical care or to quarantine.
  • Agree to be tested for COVID-19, as prescribed by health care professionals. Agree to be cooperative and flexible as we work together to support one another and give our community the best balance of learning and safety.

COVID-19 Reporting for 2020-21

We tracked positive cases of COVID-19 beginning in August of 2020. Data includes students, faculty, and staff. This data includes both on-campus and off-campus students, faculty, and staff. We reached a peak of active cases (28) on September 19-20, 2020. 

For 2020-21, we managed a total of 171 positive cases. None of those cases are associated with on-campus transmission. No case required hospitalization, and all cases reported as recovered.



Covid-19 Updates

These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.


Access to Residence Halls to be Restricted

Dear students, faculty, and staff - 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended face-to-face classes effective Monday, March 23, 2020. We move to fully online classes at that time, until Monday, April 6, 2020 at the earliest. Please remember classes resume on Monday, March 23, 2020 – fully online.

Residence halls will close Friday, March 13, 2020 and will remain closed this year through Noon, Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the earliest. Residence halls are not accessible during this time unless otherwise arranged in advance.

If you are a resident student, and you need to discuss your housing, please contact the Dean of Students Office immediately.

Why Are We Doing This?

The shared goal is Social Distancing – when we avoid groups of people, we reduce the likelihood of transmitting germs to each other.

There will be limited access to campus buildings during spring break, and during the weeks following, as we practice Social Distancing on our campus and in our community.

Steps You Can Take

  • If you have an appointment with someone on campus, please either reschedule it, or meet via a phone call or email exchange.
  • Stay in touch with all of your professors via email.
  • The Library will be available for students during the break and in the weeks following. Since that could change as circumstances change, check your email often.
  • Catherine’s Food Pantry will be available for students. If students have any concerns or emergencies, please reach out to the Dean of Students.

If you travel during Spring Break

Stay safe, and following the guidelines shared by the Centers for Disease Control, and by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Refer to these often, as conditions continue to change rapidly.

Please monitor your email as we’ll share important information here, and that information can change rapidly. We’ve also updated to provide resources and information next steps that may become necessary.

Students: Please use the Dean of Students as your point of contact if you have questions. They may be reached at 608-663-2212, or at

Staff: Please report for work as you are scheduled. If you have questions, please reach out to your supervisor. You may also reach out to Human Resources at 608-663-3317,

Faculty: Please reach out to the VPAA Office with questions at 608-663-2200, or send an email.