COVID Exposures: Quarantine, Positive Cases, and Close Contacts

Drew Charter School Exposure Response Protocols for students as it relates to Isolation/Quarantine Periods, Positive COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts are outlined below.

Isolation/Quarantine Periods 

Covid Status (Students and Staff) 

 

Unvaccinated  

*Tested positive for COVID in last 90 days 

Vaccinated  

Criteria for Returning to Building 

Tested positive 

 

10 Days 

10 days  

Student returns on or after return date with either: 

a negative PCR test within the 3 final days of isolation  -or- 

a positive PCR test accompanied by a letter from the student’s doctor stating the diagnosis is not a respiratory infection or contagious within the 3 final days of isolation 

Close contact 

 

10 Days 

*5 Days 

5 Days 

Must have a negative rapid test result no earlier than three days before return date 

 

Student Protocols -  Positive Cases 

Positive Case from In-school testing (PME) 

Nursing team notifies family as soon as possible 

Contact tracing initiated by nurse and academy administration (student identity protected) 

Positive case notification emailed to family within within one business day that includes the student’s return date along with return testing requirements and additional information 

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within within one business day 

Student returns on or after return date with either: 

a negative PCR test within the 3 final days of isolation  

 -or- 

a positive PCR test accompanied by a letter from the student’s doctor stating the diagnosis is not a respiratory infection or contagious within the 3 final days of isolation 

Positive Case from external testing 

Family notifies the school as soon as possible and does not send student to school 

If student has been at school, contact tracing initiated by nurse and academy administration (student identity protected) 

Positive case notification emailed to family within within one business day that includes the student’s return date along with return testing requirements and additional information 

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within one business day 

Student returns on or after return date with either: 

a negative PCR test within the 3 final days of isolation 

 -or- 

a positive PCR test accompanied by a letter from the student’s doctor within the 3 final days of isolation 

 

Student Protocols -  Close Contacts  

Identified as a close contact from Drew’s
contact tracing 

Nurse contacts family with a phone call and student is removed from classes if they are in the building 

Nurse reports case in the shared Google form (to data, HR, and Facilities) 

Close contact notification emailed to the parent within one business day and followed up with a telephone call 

Academy administration contacts instructional staff and requests that virtual instruction information be emailed to families 

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within within one business day 

If student tests positive during the quarantine period, follow steps for internal positive case above. 

Student returns on or after return date with a negative test (PCR or rapid test) within the 3 final days of quarantine 

Identified as a close contact
from outside events 

Family notifies the school as soon as possible 

If student has been at school, contact tracing initiated by nurse and academy administration (student identity protected) 

Nurse reports case in the shared google form (used for DPH reporting) 

Close contact case notification emailed to family within within one business day that includes the student’s return date along with return testing requirements and additional information 

Academy administration contacts instructional staff and requests that virtual instruction information be emailed to families 

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within within one business day 

Student returns on or after return date with a negative test (PCR or rapid test) within the 3 final days of quarantine 

 

Submitting COVID-19 Test Results 

COVID-19 test results should be submitted prior to a student’s return.  Please submit COVID-19 test results here: 

Student COVID-19 Test Results Submission 
Note:  Test results for students screened through Drew’s weekend drive-through testing services are automatically submitted to the school.


Questions 

Families with medical questions or concerns should contact the school nurse at the academy where their child attends.  Contact information for each Drew academy is listed below:   

Elementary Academy Contact:  

Nurse Graves 
Email: Kaye.GearringGraves@drewcharterschool.org 

Junior/Senior Academy Contact:

Nurse Bello 
Email: Charmaine.Bello@drewcharterschool.org