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.


An Update for Parents from the New President

Dear Parents – 

First of all, “hello!” You don’t know me, but it is my sincere hope that in the coming months we will have an opportunity to meet. Thank you for your investment in excellence in teaching and learning, and in the incredible opportunity Edgewood College provides your student.

I’m new – in fact, this is my first week as President here. But there’s a lot going on – let’s get to it.

One of the things that attracted me to Edgewood College is our commitment to community. The bonds of our community have been tested lately and we need more than ever to show our commitment to the wellbeing of each member of our community. The two tests that are the most salient are the COVID-19 pandemic, and the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath. Both of these events are changing our society and both will influence our return to school in the fall.

Margaret Noreuil, Interim V.P. for Academic Affairs, and I are leading a task force to shape our return to campus this fall. We remain committed to on-campus, in-person living and learning at Edgewood College, beginning with welcoming our newest students to the residence halls on Sunday, August 16. As you likely know classes for the fall semester are scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

This task force has been gathering information from faculty, and we have several meetings (via WebEx) slated for the coming days. We are open to doing whatever we need to do to deliver an experience that will be better than what your student experienced during the Spring – the strangest semester in our lifetimes (we hope!). That said, this fall will look different than the fall of 2019. We will continue to heed the recommendations of the CDC, as we do today, and follow the direction of our public health officials. We will spare no effort to allow for the safe return of your student to campus. As is true with every semester, the health and the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority. And we will expect our community to show our commitment to one another by taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as guidance from health professionals dictates. 

Even with feelings of optimism and preparation for the fall semester, we have once again been shaken by an injustice that needs to be addressed: the murder of George Floyd. My predecessor, President Emerita Gevelinger, and I shared a statement with our students, faculty, and staff (and beyond) last week. Racism tests our community as much as any virus. We must work together to remove this virus from our community.

We look forward to welcoming your student to the Year of Community at Edgewood College. If you have any questions or concerns about your student, please reach out to my colleague Dr. Heather Harbach, V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students, at or 608-663-2212.

And be sure to visit

– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President

P.S. – if you’re inclined, you can learn a bit about me online, on our website. Thanks!