Quarantine and Isolation Guidance (based on CDC website as of March 4, 2022)

COVID Exposures: Quarantine, Positive Cases, and Close Contacts

  • Up To Date: Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines including any booster dose(s) when eligible.
  • Fully Vaccinated: Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.

Calculating Quarantine

The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19. Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. Learn why CDC updated guidance for the general public.

If YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations

Unvaccinated   

 

Participate in Drew’s Test to Stay program*

Test for five days following exposure at assigned campus

 

If you opt out of Test to Stay, complete this Opt-out Form form and quarantine for at least 5 days at home.  In order to return to school, please submit negative test results using this link no more than 24 hours before your return date.

Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.

Do not travel.

Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after the date that you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

 

 

After Test to Stay or quarantine

Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Avoid travel

It is best to avoid travel until a full 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms

Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

 


Take precautions until day 10

Wear a mask

Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

If you must travel during days 6-10, take precautions.

Avoid being around people who are at high risk

If YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations

Test to Stay is strongly recommended (must opt-in at time of close contact notification)

You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. 

Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms

Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.


Take precautions until day 10

Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

Take precautions if traveling

Avoid being around people who are at high risk

If YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test)

Test to Stay is strongly recommended (must opt-in at time of close contact notification)

You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

 If you develop symptoms

Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.


Take precautions until day 10

Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

Take precautions if traveling

Avoid being around people who are at high risk.

  

Calculating Isolation

Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected. If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days.

If you tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status

Stay home for at least 5 days

Stay home for 5 days and isolate from others in your home.

Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.

Do not travel.

 

Ending isolation if you had symptoms:

End isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.

Ending isolation if you did NOT have symptoms:

End isolation after at least 5 full days after your positive test.

If you were severely ill with COVID-19 or are immunocompromised, 

you should isolate for at least 10 days. Consult your doctor before ending isolation.

 

Take precautions until day 10

Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.

Avoid being around people who are at high risk

 

 

*All individuals who are close contacts will be eligible for our Test-to-Stay Program, regardless of the location of the exposure. (If you have not yet consented for your student to participate in testing, please click here to provide consent for participation at the Elementary Academy and here for participation at the Junior/Senior Academy.)

Submitting COVID-19 Test Results and COVID-19 Exposures

Please use the link below to 1) attach negative results from a testing site other than Drew, 2) report COVID-19 exposure(s), or 3) report positive cases.  If you are reporting a COVID-19 exposure or a positive COVID case, you will be contacted by a member of Drew’s nursing staff. 

Document/Self Report Link

Note:  Test results for students and staff screened through Drews onsite testing services are automatically submitted to the school.

At this time, home testing results are not accepted by Drew.

If you have questions about testing, please email COVIDinfo@drewcharterschool.org