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.


TAC VPN Update

The Technology Assistance Center reports the issues of Wednesday with VPN and some other systems are resolved. As always, if you have any questions or challenges related to connecting to campus resources online, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Technology Assistance Center. The self-service portal is at, or contact, or 608.663.6900. 

College Calendar – We are keeping the College Calendar up to date, so please review it often. There are opportunity for Students as well as Faculty and Staff as we all get accustomed to new ways of #community. If you don’t see your event there, reach out to Marketing & Strategic Communications.  

Services for Students with Disabilities 
We recognize that online courses may present unique challenges to some students, so we are collaborating with our faculty, IT staff, and online instructional design team to minimize setbacks.  

Academic support programs such as tutoring meetings will continue as scheduled but will be conducted over the phone or via WebEx, Zoom/Skype. Remember that Student Accessibility and Disability Services is here to offer advice, advocacy, and assistance. Please contact us at if you have questions or concerns. 
Students using veterans benefits, and National Guard 
Please consult with the Veterans Benefits team and/or Matthew Schroeder, Director of Military and Veteran Services, before making any changes to your course schedule, or if you have any questions that you are unable to answer. 

The subject of veterans benefits remains fluid; we receive new guidance daily, only to have that guidance change. We will do our best to keep students up to date on changes that the Veterans Administration has made or will be making, but only after we can confirm the changes will take place. 

We are aware of a small handful of students that have received notices from the Wisconsin National Guard that they will be or have been activated for duty in response to COVID – 19. We will confirm orders once they are sent to us and make sure that all professors are notified of their authenticity per theβ€―Edgewood College Active Duty Policy

Career Development 
The staff within Career Development is doing everything within our power to continue to bring students the resources and opportunities needed to support our students’ career development. There are updates at, including tips for interning remotely, and many other useful resources. Drop-In Hours are underway each week – online. Those times and dates are on the College Calendar. Let us hear from you! Submit general questions on career-related topics to Staff will respond as soon as possible.β€― 

Remember - please reach out to or 608-663-2212 if you have questions, of if we can help in any way.